- Directed by Amy Poehler
- Starring Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell
- Written by Liz Cackwoski, Emily Spivey
- Rated R
- 1hr 43m
- 10 May 2019
A group of friends go on a trip to Napa for one of their 50th birthdays and comedy and/or drama ensues.
How’s the Story?
As someone who is only 28 I can only imagine that this is basically in my future somewhere. I like the idea that a group of women in middle age all get together to celebrate their friendship and a friend’s birthday.
How’s the Acting?
It’s good. It isn’t award winning but I’m glad that the performances are all good enough. Nobody is a bad actor even the random people.
How’s the Writing/Directing?
I like how this is written. This movie is written to be about women for women, and not just that, but for middle aged women which isn’t a largely respected part of society. How many movies can you think of that are aimed at women over 40? Very few, right? This is about middle aged women who are friends and deals with the issues OF middle aged women outside the comedy. I very much appreciate that. There is a market that is untapped and I think this really fits that to a T.
How’s the Cinematography?
Though it’s not a big part of the film, there is actually a decent amount of aerial shots and pans that are very nicely done. This movie isn’t about the camera work, but it’s not something that suffers from poor cinematography in the slightest.
Is It Worth Watching?
Absolutely. I think men won’t like it as much just because the focus is on women and their whole thing, and the fact there are only 2 men on camera with names and neither of them are very important, but if you are a lady and especially if you are an older lady, this movie is absolutely worth watching.
It made me crave wine and friends like they have and I’m only 28. Overall it’s very much worth watching, especially if you have Netflix and two hours of free time.
My Rating: 6/10