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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Snatched (2017)

After her boyfriend (Randall Park) dumps her on the eve of a vacation in Ecuador, a young woman (Amy Schumer) cons her mother (Goldie Hawn) into going with her out of desperation. The vacation turns into a nightmare when they are kidnapped. Directed by Jonathan Levine, the comedy may be uneven but I found more than enough laughs to entertain me in the quickly moving 90 minute movie. It's silly, it's raunchy and actually darkly irreverent in spots (one of the biggest laughs comes when a man dying of cancer falls to his death from a cliff). In short, I had a good time at it. This marks Hawn's first movie in 15 years and it's great to see her back on the screen and she and Schumer make for a great mother-daughter team. But the film is nearly stolen by Ike Barinholtz as Hawn's agoraphobic nerd son. So the material isn't up to the talents of its two leading ladies and its barely serviceable plot merely an excuse for some obvious gags but it's good enough. With Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack, Christopher Meloni, Bashir Salahuddin and Tom Bateman. 

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