When did so-called chick flick comedies take a sharp turn to the left with heavy doses of sex—and raunchy language?
To my way of thinking it happened six years ago.
BRIDESMAIDS set the stage when Melissa McCarthy and gang potty-mouthed their ways across the screen to huge box office success.
And as time passed things have gotten even raunchier.
Female audiences seem to no longer be offended by the wildest acts or vilest language as long as women – not men – are doing the talking.
Which brings us to SNATCHED, Amy Schumer’s second movie since her very successful debut with TRAINWRECK two years ago.
And while the plotline here is extremely predictable, its execution pushes the envelope in several scenes.
The buddy-adventure comedy has Schumer’s boyfriend dumping her on the eve of a great vacation trip to Ecuador.
Making matters worse, the trip was purchased as a non-refundable package.
Well, there’s always divorced mom Goldie Hawn to substitute.
Even though Hawn is dead set against it, Schumer finally talks her into going along on the exotic trip.
WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
What begins innocently soon turns into a wildly outrageous jungle adventure when the two are unceremoniously kidnapped—hence SNATCHED.
It’s all wrapped into a fast-moving 90 minute romp. And as they say, hilarity ensues……
Contributing in supporting roles are the likes of Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack.
But it’s Ike Barinholtz (‘Neighbors’ & ‘Suicide Squad’) as Schumer’s verklemmpt brother who kinda steals the show here.
Who in our screening audience seemed to enjoy it the most?
Would you believe, the middle-age women who were probably not exposed to such naughtiness whey they were growing up?
ABOUT the raunchiness in the movie?
Several scenes are guaranteed to make you wince. And those are in addition to the outlandish tapeworm scene we won’t discuss here.
The MPAA rating for the film is R.
The ratings board defines it this way:
“SNATCHED—Rated R for crude sexual content, brief nudity and language throughout.”
Happy Mother’s Day.
My grade: C+
JACK GOES TO THE MOVIES Friday mornings during Kansas City’s Morning News on 98.1FM, KMBZ.
Who said the Chinese know what the heck they’re doing?