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Snatched (2017)

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When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.


Jonathan Levine


Katie Dippold
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Schumer ... Emily Middleton
Kim Caramele ... Shopper
Raven Goodwin ... Lew
Katie Dippold ... Shopper
Randall Park ... Michael
Goldie Hawn ... Linda Middleton
Ike Barinholtz ... Jeffrey Middleton
Luis R. Espinoza ... Taxi Driver
Luis F. Ramirez Luis F. Ramirez ... Man with Tray
Daniel Bess ... Front Desk Clerk
Wanda Sykes ... Ruth
Joan Cusack ... Barb
Moani Hara Moani Hara ... Hot Woman
Tom Bateman ... James
Fidel Salcido Fidel Salcido ... Beach Bartender


Recently fired from her job and dumped by her rock musician boyfriend, Emily Middleton is determined to enjoy a previously planned nonrefundable trip to Ecuador. Learning of her relationship status from social media, her mother, Linda, tells her to come home in order to move on, where she reunites with her agoraphobic brother, Jeffrey. Initially refusing, Linda agrees to go on the trip with her daughter..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Mess with me, mess with my mother. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content, brief nudity, and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Mother-Daughter/Action Comedy Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA See more »


Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,542,248, 12 May 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,825,314, 14 July 2017
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this film Jeffrey (played by Ike Barinholtz) has agoraphobia (or fear of leaving the house). Joan Cusack costars in this film as Barb, but she also played Sheila -a character with agoraphobia in the U.S. television show "Shameless". See more »


Near the end of the move when Agent Russel take the gun from Emily he sticks it in his pants in the small of his back. But in a few seconds later he is carrying it in his hand. See more »


Linda Middleton: For 18 years your mother is the most important person to you in your entire life. And then... and then... One day poof! You're gone. And then what are you supposed to do. Like, just adjust? Just like that?
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Crazy Credits

Clips of Emily and Linda dancing are shown while the end credits roll. See more »


Referenced in Truth or Dare (2018) See more »


Written by Pedro Flores (as Pedro Flores Cordova)
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it's only terrible if you come in with a bad attitude
23 August 2017 | by marcus_kSee all my reviews

I don't know what the hell people expected. Saying that it's predictable or stupid, as if comedies aren't normally predictable or stupid. Snatched was no worse than what you normally see, and it was actually entertaining enough to provide some distraction. If you hate Amy Schumer, or if you think they are trying to force a political message, of course you are going to think everything is horrible; you went in with a bad attitude. A lot of people say this movie was "trying" something or other. But it's not trying to do anything. The characters are all stupid or weak in some way, man or woman, old or young. In fact, I was impressed how they managed to give all characters weaknesses without annoying me, I usually find stupid characters intolerable. There is no grand message, nothing much to learn. This is just a goddamn b- movie, and it isn't for a second trying to be anything else. If you are disappointed because you expected some innovative profound story, I think it makes you look more stupid than the movie. Production companies discovered 20 years ago that, while people claim to want quality movies, what they actually pay for is brain-dead movies that are easy to watch and allows a low maintenance respite from life. Especially when it comes to comedies. Yet somehow people are still whining about crappy movies, as if they are surprised each time they see one.

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