A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Promotes lifelong friendships, coming to grips with getting older, open communication, importance of humor in all of the above.
Positive Role Models
Characters exhibit unique personalities and individual life choices, but all share loyalty, integrity, empathy, and desire to communicate openly.
Violence & Scariness
A few farcical action sequences: encounter with snake, tumbles.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Plenty of sexual jokes and references (e.g., "69-ing," "shaving pubes"). Assortment of vibrators is shown. Two characters have sex (off-camera), wake up for morning-after scene. A glimpse of bare breasts. One character is a comfortable lesbian.
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Frequent swearing and profanity, including "f--k," "s--t," "d--k," "semen," "son of a bitch," "ass," "crap." A character is shown on the toilet.
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Products & Purchases
Napa Valley (winery and local establishments) is integral part of the film.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A wine-fueled vacation. Characters drink throughout, with occasional drunkenness. Several conversations about ingesting MDMA ("Molly"), but no one does.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wine Country is a comedy about six longtime BFFs who take an extended weekend trip to Napa Valley to celebrate a 50th birthday. Amy Poehler's feature-film directing debut is a collaboration between six real longtime friends, all of whom worked together on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s. That results in a relaxed, anything-goes ensemble movie. Viewers can expect lots of raunchy conversation (e.g., "s--t my-pants," "69-ing," "shaving pubes"), profanity ("ass," "d--k," "f--k" in many forms, "son of a bitch"), and sexual references (e.g., "boning," "semen," a major vibrator display) that seem to have become an integral part of comedies like this one. And "wine country" isn't just a place that's famous for its bountiful red and white varieties. In this movie, for these six women, glasses are almost never empty; they're imbibing from first light to late night, with some inevitable, comic drunkenness. One character encourages ingesting MDMA ("Molly"), but no one takes her up on it. Sexual activity is referred to (including lesbian relationships), bare breasts are glimpsed in one scene, and a couple wakes up together in a morning-after moment. The movie is about grown-ups and for grown-ups; it will have little appeal for most teens. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
It's doubtful that any audience could have as much fun as these six best friends appear to be having, even as middle age descends upon them almost without warning. Light on plot but bountiful in character and laughs, Wine Country and the fabulous house at the center of the action are ideal settings for women coming to terms with the half-century marker.
There are wonderful comic sequences. Maya Rudolph is in peak form, and it's great to see Rachel Dratch with a substantial role. In fact, everyone delivers, even those who play familiar roles (the uptight organizer, the workaholic businesswoman, the touchy-feely psychotherapist). Amy Poehler provides a seemingly loosey-goosey, improvisational atmosphere for these terrific actresses to work their magic, and her years in the business have fine-tuned her comic timing and ability to capture a character's heart. As raunchy comedies go, it's worth the time for older teens and adults.
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