Cert 15 90mins Stars 3
Goldie Hawn is so confident and likeable in this brisk and amiable action comedy, it’s remarkable to realise she hasn’t appeared in a film since 2002’s The Banger Sisters.
The one time Oscar winner shares a breezy chemistry with co-star, Amy Schumer. They play a mother and daughter who are kidnapped while on holiday in Ecuador.
Their well established screen personas allow for an interesting generational comparison of comic actresses in Hollywood.
Superficially sweet and ditzy on the surface, Hawn’s character is far more shrewd and strong than she first suggests. Schumer offers a brash yet insecure social media-addicted slattern who seeks affirmation.
The better jokes are mostly in the first half, while the second half uses the more action orientated stuff for some predictable family bonding.
Schumer’s determinedly shambolic presence infects everything from the random music choices to the occasional under-written scene.
But her energy and willingness to play the clown can’t be taken away from her.