Snatched | Chicago Reader


Rated R 90 minutes 2017

In this fitfully inspired jungle comedy, Amy Schumer stars as a woman dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of their Ecuadoran vacation; unable to find a travel partner, she drags along her frumpy mom, played by Goldie Hawn in her first screen role since The Banger Sisters (2002). I can understand why a sexually open comic such as Schumer might have leaped at costarring with Hawn, who made her biggest cultural impact on Laugh-In as a go-go girl about to swing her bra over her head. But Hawn was never made to play an old lady who wears kitten T-shirts, and she muffs a role that might have been good if played by a crank like Susan Sarandon or Lily Tomlin. Schumer gets the best moments in the movie's first half as her character suffers various dating embarrassments; Ike Barinholtz gets them in the second as her geeky older brother, who still lives with mom and takes to harassing the U.S. State Department after the women go missing in the Amazon. Jonathan Levine directed a script by Katie Dippold; with Joan Cusack and Wanda Sykes.

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Director: Jonathan Levine

Producer: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Amy Schumer, Kim Caramele and Tonia Davis

Cast: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni, Tom Bateman, Óscar Jaenada, Randall Park, Bashir Salahuddin, Al Madrigal and Kevin Kane

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