Netflix has dropped the first trailer for Amy Poehler‘s upcoming comedy, Wine Country. The film revolves around a group of longtime friends who attempt to go on a relaxing holiday together to celebrate a 50th birthday. Of course, it turns into anything but relaxing.
Poehler has said that the film is based on a real-life experience the SNL friends had. She became convinced these trips were fodder for a film.
“Not only because these are the greatest, funniest performers”, she said, “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”.
The huge ensemble female cast – which includes Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Paula Pell, Ana Gasteyer, and Tina Fey – will drive the vast majority of dialogue, as reportedly no two straight men speak to each other in the entire film. Poehler is making her directorial debut, while Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski have written the script.
Poehler has already had some success with Netflix this year, having written part of the hit series, Russian Doll. If the trailer above is anything to go by, Wine Country will be a fun, breezy, female-driven comedy we should have seen more of by now. The film hits Netflix on Friday, May 10.