A milestone birthday, a cast of exceptionally funny women and day drinking.
This is the brilliant equation behind Netflix’s latest comedy Wine Country, which was directed by Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler and brings together comedy heavyweights, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer and Emily Spivey, as well as Tina Fey and Cherry Jones.
The film follows six girlfriends who originally met waiting tables at a Chicago-based pizzeria, in their 20s, and reunite for their friend Rebecca’s (Dratch) 50th birthday.
The premise mixes Friends from College, with twangs of The Hangover and Bad Moms, with the women in the story loosely mirroring that of their real-life counterparts who first met as friends doing comedy in Chicago.
Watch the trailer for Netflix’s Wine Country here:
While the initial reviews of the Wine Country have been… meh (the tasting notes of “dry,” “flat” and “mellow” have all been used) it’s truly an honest and enjoyable comedy. Beyond the belly laughs, of which there are many, the film is a testament to female friendship, but not the shiny, Cosmopolitan-tinged exterior it’s often portrayed to be.