Amy Poehler’s Wine Country Is Faintly Nutty, and a Bit on the Dry Side

May 13, 11:20 AM

Middle-aged women are funny--to themselves as well as to everybody else--and no one knows it better than they do. Plus, there are few enough roles out there for middle-aged women actors, funny or otherwise. So Wine Country, directed by Amy Poehler for Netflix and featuring a cast made up of former Saturday Night Live alumnae, should be the ideal Venn-diagram center of those two worlds. If only.

Middle-aged women are funny--to themselves as well as to everybody else--and no one knows it better than they do. Plus, there are few enough roles out there for middle-aged women actors, funny or otherwise. So Wine Country, directed by Amy Poehler for Netflix and featuring a cast made up of former Saturday Night Live alumnae, should be the ideal Venn-diagram center of those two worlds. If only.