This New ‘Snatched’ Trailer Offers the Perfect Mother’s Day Comedy
Sometimes a movie and a release date just make sense. While blockbuster Hollywood releases can often feel like a game of musical chairs — where every studio scrambles to find a summer release date that isn’t already occupied by a superhero movie or major franchise — occasionally, a movie hits theaters at just the right to really leverage a holiday. Take Amy Schumer’s Snatched. With the film set for an April 12 release date, it is perfectly situated to take advantage of Mother’s Day weekend. For once, you can take your mom out to a movie that you might both actually enjoy.
It was only a matter of time, then, before 20th Century Fox started leaning into the Mother’s Day holiday in its advertising for the film. The latest “Your Mom” television spot suggest that Snatched will be the perfect cross-generational movie, featuring plenty of millennial-esque gags for you and enough Goldie Hawn to sell it to your parents. Sure, maybe it doesn’t have the same inoffensiveness of Gary Marshall’s Mother’s Day, but isn’t that the whole point? Man cannot live on a diet of Hallmark Channel specials alone. Worst case scenario, she hates it and you’ve set a low bar that will be easy to cross next year.
Here’s the full synopsis for Snatched:
After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda 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.
In addition to Schumer and Hawn, Snatched also stars Ike Barinholtz, Joan Cusack, and Christopher Meloni. Look for it in theaters on April 12.