THIS IS THE CLOSEST THEY’VE BEEN IN YEARS.
Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) brings her mother (Goldie Hawn) on a trip to Ecuador, even though their relationship is rocky; it doesn’t take long for them to find trouble… Hawn’s first movie in 15 years is a comedy where she gets kidnapped in the jungle together with Schumer; they’re believable and funny as mother and daughter, which goes a long way. Ike Barinholtz is also amusing as Schumer’s agoraphobic brother. There’s a little flirting with Romancing the Stone (1984), but the focus on the dull kidnapping part of the story stands in the way of laughs.
2017-U.S. 90 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Screenplay: Katie Dippold. Cast: Amy Schumer (Emily Middleton), Goldie Hawn (Linda Middleton), Ike Barinholtz (Jeffrey Middleton), Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack, Christopher Meloni.
Trivia: Co-produced by Paul Feig.