NFLX2019 May 10th: Wine Country

Wine Country. Amy Poehler. 2019. ☆☆☆☆★★

Oh wow. Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman… Oh! And Poehler directed this!

From the name, I supposed that this would be a Netflix rip-off of that Pinot Noir movie that was all the rage a while back, but this looks more like a parody of that, which I’m all aboard with.

But after all these Netflix movies, I’m kinda wondering “well, how is Netflix going to fuck up this sure-thing-looking movie”…

Well, let’s roll and see what’s what.

… OK, I’m now half an hour in. There’s been some good jokes (and Tina Fey had most of them during her brief cameo), but it seems to lack energy. I mean, it’s enjoyable to watch, but it should just have more good jokes. It putters away in an amusing way, but that feels like a waste of talent.

With expectations reset, this is an enjoyable movie to watch. The performances are great and the plot flows in a pleasant way. It’s good. I smiled a lot. The disappointment is that it feels like it could have been great.

There are scenes in here that are just about perfect, though.

This post is part of the NFLX2019 blog series.

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