Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ Is the Comedy We’ve Been Waiting For

Start planning your next Napa getaway now.

By Hannah Petertil
March 21, 2018

Amy Poehler, perhaps best known for her love of waffles and invention of Galentine’s Day on Parks and Rec, is bringing her food-heavy brand of comedy to Netflix... and we’re here for it. Yesterday Netflix announced the forthcoming film in a short music-filled video. Watching the clip, you’re reminded of a girls’ night filled with raucous laughter and one too many glasses of wine -- and if that is any indicator of what is to come in Poehler’s directorial film debut, we could not be more excited.

“Wine Country” is about a group of women traveling to, you guessed it — wine country — in California’s Napa Valley for a 50th birthday party blow-out. Of course, it wouldn’t be an epic birthday bash without an epic group of friends. Not to fear, Poehler’s film stars the very best female comedians. Alongside Amy Poehler, you’ll find Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and Tina Fey. With a cast this star-studded, we can’t help but hope that the movie lives up to the tagline that was released with the video. That’s right, Netflix is willing to call this “Your New Favorite Movie” and that is something we are completely OK with.

The script, written by Saturday Night Live alumni Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski, will undoubtedly bring the laughs for this powerhouse female-centric film.

While an official release date has yet to be set, CNN entertainment reported the principal photography is set to begin this month in both LA and Napa.

I’m off to start planning my 50th birthday party now, bye.

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About Hannah Petertil

A known candy hoarder and well-eaten traveler, Hannah gravitates toward grocery stores, where scoping out local favorites and ogling bulk bins could pass as her day job.