Snatched

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It has been fifteen years since Goldie Hawn starred in her last movie, The Banger Sisters, but she is back co-starring in the action, comedy, Snatched. Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) is having a bad day; she loses her job and her boyfriend dumps her one day before they are to go on a trip to Ecuador. (When did Ecuador become such a vacation hot spot?) When Emily can’t find any friends to go with her, she invites her ultra-cautious mom, Linda Middleton (Goldie Hawn) to go along. After a night of partying with a stranger named, James (Tom Bateman) he invites Emily and her mom Linda on an excursion to see the area sites. This is actually a con to get the two women out by themselves so they can be kidnapped for ransom. Fortunately, they escape – but not without a little bloodshed – and try to make it back to the American Embassy. I know this doesn’t sound like a comedy but it does have its funny parts, unfortunately just not very many. The chemistry between Hawn and Schumer is good (not great) but there are too many serious and unfunny situations in the story. Not the fault of the actors or the director Jonathan Levine, but the wonky scripts. This film is both silly and raunchy which is expected in a Schumer film. (Following the explanation of a crude scene from my wife, blindness may have been a blessing.) Jonathan Levine does squeeze the most out of his leading actresses and he wisely keeps it to a trim hour and a half. I’m giving this moderately funny film a C rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.