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Mix At The Movies: ‘Snatched’ is Golden

Premiere Of 20th Century Fox's "Snatched" - Red Carpet
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Goldie Hawn plus Amy Schumer equals comedy gold and their latest film Snatched.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Amy Schumer pulls legendary Hollywood icon Goldie Hawn out of retirement for there mother and daughter traumatic travel comedy. The film is true to Schumer’s brand of awkward humor, but it also has heart, thanks to Goldie.

The film, which is directed by Jonathan Levy (50/50 and Warm Bodies), centers around Emily (Amy Schumer) who is struggling with adulthood. She finds herself dumped right before she is supposed to leave on a South American vacation and is unable to find anyone else to go with her. So, she drags her overly cautious mom (Goldie Hawn) along with her for a one-of-a-kind mother and daughter trip, but things go astray when Schumer’s character trusts in the wrong people and the two get kidnapped. Also, starring is Wanda Sykes along with Joan Cusack. The two play a couple who is ready to take on anything and kick some ass. Sykes deliver some of the funniest lines in the film while Cusack’s character, who doesn’t speak a word, uses physical comedy to get her point across. The two are an extremely hilarious duo.

The film does a really good job of mixing slapstick humor with raunchy comedy, but what sets this film apart is its touching moments. The film examines the real life struggles that exist between mothers and daughters. The film is poignant, especially when Goldie Hawn’s character confronts her daughter about being ignored and no longer needed, while Schumer’s character claps back about her mom’s sharp criticism. The film concludes with them not only finding their way home, but a way back to each other.

Snatched is clearly a comedic home run for Amy Schumer as well as a wonderful return for Goldie Hawn.

 

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