With so many films coming out in theatres and streaming, it’s hard to get to everything when it’s released. So here’s our rapid-fire review of Wine Country.


DIRECTED BY: Amy Poehler
WRITTEN BY: Liz Cackowski and Emily Spivey
STARRING: Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch

SYNOPSIS: A group of longtime girlfriends goes to Napa Valley for the weekend to celebrate their friend’s 50th birthday. (IMDB)


FULL REVIEW: CONTAINS SPOILERS


VERDICT

Wine Country is a passable adventure dramedy that would be a little more enjoyable with a glass of a heavier liquor in hand. The premise is entertaining enough on the surface with endless possibilities with its charismatic and hilarious cast who has previously shown their comedic chemistry. Unfortunately, the story suffers from a lack of genuinely funny moments, relying more on its thematic elements of self-discovery that never quite hit the marks they could have. It is a picturesque film with a great cast, but a muddled, dull story hinders its execution.

★★★★★½☆☆☆☆ 5.5/10 – Consider

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