“My mom and sister, they’ve been taken! I imagine you have a commando squad for underground criminals who were tried for a crime they didn’t commit?”
My mother loves a comedy movie about as much as I love donuts, which is a lot if you were wondering, so I decided for mothers day I would take her to see Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in their mother/daughter duo, Snatched.
The movie opens up with Emily (Amy Schumer) in a department clothing store talking to a lady about her trip to Ecuador with her boyfriend that is approaching. She gets fired from her job, and then we meet her boyfriend while they are having lunch. He promptly breaks up with her, breaking her heart, and ruining her Ecuador trip. It’s non-refundable and now she has no one to go with. After updating her relationship status on Facebook, her mother Linda (Goldie Hawn) begs her to come home to see her. So, Emily packs up for a night to go see her mother.
While visiting, she stumbles across an old photo album of her mother in her younger years, She seems so full of life, which is the complete opposite of how she acts now. Linda stays at home all day with her thirty-five year old son, and is constantly worried about the worst possible scenario. Emily tries to convince her mother to go on the Ecuador trip with her, and after serious begging, Linda agrees to go. The two take the trek to Ecuador and their adventure begins.
Emily wants to have the time of her life, while her mother wants to simply relax and enjoy the time away from her life back home. While out partying one night, Emily meets a man named James (Tom Bateman *insert fire emoji here*). He takes her on an adventure to a private party, and after he takes her home for the night he invites her and her mother on a day trip for the next day. Linda reluctantly agrees to go, and soon after the two are kidnapped.
I’m not going to lie, the movie had some very funny moments, and we were laughing out loud. Other than that, it kind of fell flat for me. It was a good movie, but had typical moments that you could see coming from a mile away. Amy Schumer is funny, and don’t get me wrong I love her so much, but in a film like this her humor was predictable and sometimes missed the punchline by a mile. Goldie Hawn hit the mark as the overbearing, worrisome mother that we all know. The best casting surprise for me was Christopher Meloni. He didn’t have a huge role, but I was more than excited to see Elliot Stabler back in action!
Overall, did I love the movie? No. I enjoyed the time with my mother and getting to laugh at another dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship. It will make you laugh, but if your mom is conservative or doesn’t enjoy a vulgar movie, don’t take her. Go with your girlfriends instead.
Rating: 4 out of 10