There are many reasons to love Snatched movie. A hilarious and fun mother-daughter comedy stars Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni and Joan Cusack. After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion – is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.
Emily and Linda’s relationship has become distant, but Linda never let that stop her from being a helicopter mom and posting from her social handles. Although she had a wild and adventurous life during her youth, Linda Middleton now enjoys her quiet suburban life and has no real time for adventure until her daughter persuades her to go on a trip of a lifetime.
Cast has More Chemistry Than A Science Project
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer have a lot of chemistry as a mother-daughter duo. Amy Schumer, read the script to Snatched and just pictured it with Goldie Hawn and herself the whole time. She only had one person in mind and then she saw her on a plane, and in the airport, “I went up after the flight and I just said, I love you, like everyone else, and I’m a comic actress, and there’s this movie, and I really want you to play my mom. And so, I wanted to just kind of plant the seed. I wasn’t like can I have your email, but I hoped she remembered and whatever. And then we really met in London and got in cahoots together to try to make this movie with the two of us.”
When the two met again at a party a couple years later, Hawn took the offer more seriously and accepted the role.
Schumer rounded up the who’s who of comedy Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni and Joan Cusack. Joan Cusak’s charcter Barb is a retired as a Special Ops Agent who uses nonverbal communication. She also embraced the opportunity to work with comedy legend Goldie Hawn. Wanda Syke’s character, Ruth is a strong and dependable woman who is an old friend of Barb. They spend a lot of time practicing their non verbal communication to prepare for the role.
Playing Emily’s basement dwelling brother Jeffrey is Ike Barinholtz. Bashir Salahuddin plays the state department agent who takes Jeffrey’s call for help.
Christopher Meloni stepped into the role as Roger, an explorer searching the amazon who guides Emily and Linda through the jungle. The cast is fun, smart, witty and make you laugh from beginning to end. Seriously, are they all related.
Goldie Hawn Is Back In Film After 14 Year Hiatus
After a 14 year absences in film, Goldie returns to a role of a lifetime as a down to earth, wise helicopter mom who is depressed. Goldie Hawn had spent many years acting and producing and volunteering for charities which have helped over 1 million students.
When the offer came along, Hawn considered the role in a larger context of her life’s work. “Everything that I’ve ever done in my life has to bring me joy,” Hawn says.
Addresses Body Image, Self-Esteem and Motherhood Advice Like A Boss
Emily and Linda are both dealing with many issues including body image and self-esteem. Linda’s husband left her and that has affected how she reacts to the world around her.
Emily is dealing with self esteem and body image issues after a recent breakup. Emily is selfish, immature and gets a newly found understanding and respect for Linda, her mom through her interactions with her mom. Amy Schumer introduced the topic in a vulnerable and transparent scene while showing her body in the movie. For “me showing my body is not me like really making a statement or anything. It’s really just like I feel beautiful, and I think I’m sexy and healthy, and it wasn’t hard, I wasn’t worried about it, it wasn’t like a choice.”
Linda is dealing with a heartbreak by her husband and empty nester syndrome. Caring for everyone around her has left her with little time to care for herself. Goldie Hawn is all of us trying to protect her children from harm while giving great advice. According to Goldie Hawn, ” There’s certain things that mothers do automatically. You’ve got eyes in the back of your head, and you don’t want your kids to fall in potholes. And so, what happens is is that, when they’re little, I think that’s who you should be as a mother, right? But, unfortunately, there’s no transition that’s made. As they get older, they’re going to have to fall in their own potholes. And that’s when you have to learn to let go. Regarding her character,
Goldie Hawn also provides motherhood and mother-daughter advise. She states, “I know that as my piece of wisdom, but this character did not know that. This character was completely unconscious about it, and by the way, extremely needy for herself because what happens is is when you have any empty nest situation and you lose your daughter. And it’s a very powerful image because when your daughter leaves, not always your son, but when your daughter leaves, it feels different, and you feel weak, and you are aging. And it says a lot of things about you losing your youth and your vitality because you have to pass the baton to your daughter.” states Goldie Hawn. “And that’s a very sometimes unconscious reason why do I feel depressed, why do I not feel happy, why do I not feel sexual, why am I sad, why do I cry for no reason. These are the kind of things that women need to know,” says Goldie Hawn. “You know, when my mother died, I knew I had lost the only person in my life that would love me unconditionally, no matter what. And that was a big loss. So, my mother bereaved when I left her–you later begin to bereave the loss of that love. And it comes back to you in unseen ways.” “But, it’s a big moment of feeling like an orphan. And I think that people have to remember that. There is an end game. So, when you look at that, that’s where I brought my creation of this character from. She came from somebody who basically stayed much, much more closed in order not to feel the pain, not to feel rejection, not to feel–and with that comes fear.” says Goldie Hawn.
“You don’t regain it by telling your kids what to do, and you don’t regain it by putting sun guard on them. You regain it becoming a friend and a person that you can talk to and share with and be intimate with and sometimes tell things you don’t want to tell anybody else. So, that’s trust. So, in this particular movie, I think that this mother is someone who felt those things, and I think she misses her daughter. But, her life isn’t full the way women’s lives are full. She gave that up. Her husband left her for a younger woman.” states Goldie Hawn.
Makes You Want To Take Your Mama To The Movies
Amy brought her mom to the movie, and she held hands at specific parts. “I knew she would know the parts that were taken exactly from us”, said Amy. “And she laughed louder than anybody. Anything I’ve ever written or said about my mom she’s seen it and agreed on it. Then at the end of the movie, we were both bawling. And it was like at the screening where it was editors, and it was inappropriate, I would say. And it caught me by surprise and it was important to me like have this kind of love letter to her like I get it and you did the best I could and I want to be grateful for you. And, you know, it’s the most complicated relationship in the world, right?” Right! Every mother daughter duo can relate to different parts. of the movie.” states Amy Schumer.
Makes your Heart Happy
Mother Daughter relationships are the best things in the world and are complicated. They make you happy they make you emotional. They make you dance for joy and they make you cry. The movie does a great job of depicting a mother daughter relationship, balancing the joy and madness of mother daughter relationships. Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer’s chemistry is so palatable, you forget their really not mother and daughter in real life. Each and every character in Snatched movie has a role and will bring joy to your life. The greatest lesson in all of this is that Emily learns that she will never have a greater advocate in life than her mother. Snatched is in theaters Mother’s Day weekend.
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