It’s blogging time once again! I took a couple weeks off for that lovely time of year known as “final exams,” but here we are. After this week’s emotional and downright enraging episode of Game of Thrones (no opinions in the comments, please) I needed something funny to soothe my soul. In a random YouTube search, I found an interview from Seth Meyers’s show with Amy Poehler, one of my all-time favorite comedians and overall badass women. I found out she was making her directorial debut. With her in it? And Tina Fey? And Maya Rudolph? And Rachel Dratch? And basically all of the funny women that I love?? It was an automatic watch for me. I watched it on Netflix and man, it did not disappoint.
The movie centers around a group of women, who have been friends since their high school years, going to Napa to celebrate Rachel Dratch’s character’s 50th birthday. My personal favorite part about this movie is that none of these women are playing characters that far off of their own personalities. They were able to put their individual touches of humor into their characters. It was really heartwarming to see both their acting as well as their genuine friendship. Tina Fey’s character was surprisingly one of my favorites, even though she wasn’t included within the group of friends. Her dry humor glued the whole movie together, and it was nice to see her presence.
The other thing I liked most was the fact that I watched this movie with my mom. She is around the age of most of these women, and she laughed for the entire film. She understood their pain and their love for each other. She saw herself and her own friends in each one of the characters. She also loved the music, which was all things she listened to in high school.
Yes, it’s a little crude. But I like crude. I like women being unapologetically themselves and telling the story of their friendship and their lives. Between you, me, and the ghostlight, you’ll be laughing your butts off and jamming to Prince before the film is over. Until next time, blog lovers!