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Don Reviews "Snatched"

We tend to plan and plan and try to get every detail set for that special once-in-a-lifetime vacation. All the little things prior to leaving like packing the bags, accommodations, gathering everyone together, and making sure all things are set is part of that anticipation to the big day. Once you are on the trip, no matter how much planning you do, so many times things can go just horribly wrong. There are even times where you are so glad you are back home because the unplanned mishaps, called “needing a vacation from your vacation”.

“Snatched” is the new film from Jonathan Levine (Rush, Warm Bodies) and stars Amy Schumer (Train Wreck, Girls), Goldie Hawn (Overboard, Wildcats), Wanda Sykes (Rio, Alpha House), Joan Cusack (Working Girl, Toy Story 2), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad, Neighbors), and Tom Bateman (Creditors, Da Vinci’s Demons). Emily (Schumer) gets dumped by her boyfriend, whom was supposed to go with her on a trip to Ecuador. After getting told no by everyone she asks, she ends up taking her mom Linda (Hawn). At the resort she meets James (Bateman), who shows interest in her, and when James takes Emily and Linda on a sightseeing trip, it ends up ending up in a kidnapping for ransom. What follows is the Emily & Linda trying to get to safety.

There are some really beautiful nature shots and scenery, showing Ecuador (via Hawaii) well. When it comes to the acting, there is good chemistry in the cast, especially with Sykes and Cusack, who add and add great comedy as two fellow guests at the resort. Hawn and Schumer seem like they are actually related, complimenting each other very well.

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. With great comedy throughout, it is paced well, so I was able to have a good time and enjoy the ride. There IS a lot of adult and sexual humor, but there is not too much. This film does have brief nudity and some violence and I will say to definitely leave your kids at home. If you want to have a good time and a good laugh and where you do not get offended easily, this film may be a good pick for you. I will definitely recommend this film as a matinee or twilight showing at the theaters.

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