Director: Jonathan Levine
Cast: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn
I thought comedies were supposed to be funny?
I usually like Amy Schumer’s humor on her TV show. I actually think she’s a funny comedian, but it takes a bit more than a few “kind of” humorous lines to make a enjoyable movie (at least for me).
The charming Goldie Hawn plays Amy Schumer’s mother. She gets dragged along on what was supposed to be a romantic vacation for Schumer and her now ex-boyfriend. This is supposed to be their big adventure out, a trip to enjoy some of life’s pleasures. They wind up getting kidnapped because of Schumer’s thirst to hang out with a handsome local, and soon they have to figure out a way to get back to safety.
I think this was supposed to play like a female version of the “Hangover” movies, but all of the humor felt forced and was not funny. Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack appear sporadically throughout in a storyline that seems like it’s going to have a good payoff, but I was also disappointed by the time their arc ended. Bashir Salahuddin and Christopher Meloni also appear and actually contribute some humorous lines.
Performances were okay, just a few lines were amusing, it just needed a funnier all around script.
Grade 1 out of 5