Netflix has released the first trailer for the Amy Poehler-directed comedy Wine Country, about a group of longtime friends who attempt to go on a relaxing vacation together that turns out to be anything but. Written by Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski and produced by Morgan Sackett and Poehler, Wine Country will focus on a 50th birthday celebration for Rebecca (Rachel Dratch) that rolls through Napa with increasingly dramatic results.
The most interesting part of the movie, though, is that Poehler has said it’s based on a real-life experience among the SNL pals, including “a couple of real trips these women took together, one of which was spent in an Airbnb in Napa Valley for Dratch’s 50th birthday a few years ago.”
Poehler became convinced these trips were fodder for a film “not only because these are the greatest, funniest performers,” she says, “but there’s just not enough films that take full advantage of what it’s like to be our age and to be around women that have known you for a really long time but aren’t competing for the same job or the same guy.”
And reportedly, no two straight men talk to each other at any point, allowing the women to drive the vast majority of the dialogue. DIG. In addition to Poehler and Spivey, the film also stars Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Cherry Jones, Maya Erskine, Jason Schwartzman, and Tina Fey.
Check out the trailer below; Wine Country will premiere on Netflix May 10th, as well as some theater showings starting. May 8th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Wine Country:
In honor of Rebecca’s (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic Napa getaway with their best, longtime friends. Workaholic Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), post-op Val (Paula Pell), homebody Jenny (Emily Spivey), and weary mom Naomi (Maya Rudolph) are equally sold on the chance to relax and reconnect. Yet as the alcohol flows, real world uncertainties intrude on the punchlines and gossip, and the women begin questioning their friendships and futures. A hilarious and heartfelt comedy directed by Amy Poehler, Wine Country co-stars Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman and Cherry Jones.