Goldie Hawn's Tips For Maintaining Her "Non-Traditional" Relationship Are Pretty Traditional

Jay Jacobs
May 12, 2017

She plays Linda, divorced mother of Emily (Amy Schumer) and Jeffrey (Ike Barinholtz), who lives a quiet, cautious life devoted to her cats and her tchotchkes until Emily - who's just been dumped by her boyfriend (a amusing Randall Park) - talks her into taking a trip to Ecuador. The kidnappers hold them for ransom, with Emily's nerdy and agoraphobic brother, Jeffrey (Ike Barinholtz), seemingly their only hope for rescue.

Schumer's Emily is a boorish layabout who loses her boyfriend and her dead-end job and can't find anyone to accompany her on the non-refundable South American vacation she has already booked. Pairing her with Schumer is both a negative and a positive. Their an uneven comedic duo if there ever was one, with their individual approaches to humor clashing more often than they compliment one another.

Snatched is Hawn's return to acting after a fourteen-year hiatus. She commented, "My mama".

Additionally, Amy shares that her father Gordon, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, is Goldie's biggest fan and she will never be able to thank Goldie enough for meeting and spending time with him. Directed by Jonathan Levine, from a screenplay by Katie Dippold. Even the humor is scattershot. "To be able to cast all the amusing women I know that are out there". Things happens around these characters constantly, but we never fear for their well being. Just kidding, it really is amusing.

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"It was time to come back, but the hook was mostly Amy".

Overall, Snatched is harmless fun that more or less manages to entertain from beginning to end. It's not necessarily a bad thing that Schumer has a character type that she sticks to; plenty of standup comedians-turned-actors, from Kevin Hart to Adam Sandler to Tina Fey, do the same.

Which renders this zany caper flick, released in time for Mother's Day, not a rom-com but a Mom-com. I realize after saying this out loud, it sounds less like a compliment to the brilliant marketing strategy of Fox - note, every studio should serve alcohol at screenings from now on - and more like a dig at his latest female-driven comedy.

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