It doesn't really matter that the script for this lively action-comedy is paper thin: teaming up Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn on-screen is a stroke of genius. These two comic actresses have impeccable timing, and throw everything into this madcap jungle adventure. Yes, the dialogue could have been a lot sharper, the story more coherent and the themes more resonant. But as a guilty pleasure, it's a lot of fun.
It opens as Emily (Schumer) decides to continue with her plans to take a luxury holiday in Ecuador, even though she's just split from her boyfriend (Randall Park). Although taking her mother Linda (Hawn) wasn't her first choice. As they settle in at the beach resort, they meet Ruth (Wanda Sykes) and her ex-military friend Barb (Joan Cusack), who warn them about gangs of drug dealers who kidnap tourists. Sure enough, Emily and Linda are grabbed by Colombian criminal Morgado (Oscar Jaenada) and taken to the Amazon, where they escape and go on the run with the help of a rugged but pompous explorer (Christopher Meloni). Meanwhile back in America, Emily's oddball brother (Ike Barinholtz) is pestering a government official (Bashir Salahuddin) to find his missing mother and sister.
Instead of working out a clever story or writing something witty, the filmmakers rely instead on the skills of Schumer and Hawn. This leaves the movie feeling like a series of random set-pieces in which the actresses improvise a lot of goofiness, which is shaped into something vaguely sensible in the edit. The overall narrative is flimsy at best, but there are hilarious moments scattered through every scene, and Schumer and Hawn thankfully underplay most of it.
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Emily is left completely broken-hearted when her musician boyfriend breaks up with her in favour of a life of groupies as his band takes off. They were meant to be vacationing to Ecuador together, and she refuses to give up an excuse for fun at this stage in her 30s so Emily decides to take her slightly reluctant mother instead. She also wants to help her mom revisit some of the fun she had in her youth. Unfortunately, they find themselves kidnapped by a mysterious man they meet in a restaurant and only manage to escape with difficulty. By now they are in the middle of nowhere with no knowledge of their wild surroundings and they're definitely starting to wish they'd never come to South America in the first place.
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Schumer's father was declared bankrupt when Amy was 12, after he was diagnosed with MS, causing the family to lose the farm she was raised on.
Amy Schumer has surprised her father with a pretty spectacular early Christmas present – she bought back the family’s farm they lost over 20 years ago to bankruptcy.
The 35 year old comedian and Trainwreck actor took to Instagram on Monday (December 19th) to share a screenshot of a FaceTime conversation she had with her father, Gordon, when she announced the heart-warming news to him.
“Today I bought my father’s farm back,” she said. When Schumer was around 12 years old, the family lost their farm when her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. At that point, they moved to Long Island near New York.
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Madonna made the rather outlandish promise while opening for Amy Schumer's New York stand-up gig on Tuesday.
The 58 year old pop megastar made the amusing – and, one can only assume, not completely serious – pledge as she introduced stand-up comedienne Amy Schumer to the stage in New York City on Tuesday night (October 18th).
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Schumer was heckled by a man during her stand-up comedy gig in Stockholm on Wednesday, and her response was amazing.
Amy Schumer shut down a heckler during her stand-up comedy show in Stockholm with a perfect response before having the fan kicked out of the venue this week.
During her gig in the Swedish capital on Wednesday (August 31st), the 35 year old comedian and actress was going through a routine about her white dress when a man in the audience yelled out “Show us your tits!”
Instead of ignoring it, Schumer decided to kick some ass and take names by getting the audience to point the offender out. “Okay wait, I want the guy who just yelled ‘Show us your tits’ to come up here,” she said.
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But the Doritos ad overtook them all.
Everyone knows the best thing about the Super Bowl is the commercials and this year, it doesn't disappoint. Featuring all the most unlikely stars you can imagine from Liam Neeson to Steve Harvey, this year's breaks had moments of tears, joy, shock and - namely - abject horror. Thanks Doritos!
Amy Schumer hits the Bud with Seth Rogen
First you got Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen representing Bud Light in all their awkward glory, giving an uplifting power speech about America and the importance of beer. Then there's Liam Neeson goes all sci-fi on us with the LG ad (never has a commercial been so suspenseful), and Kia Optima's walk-in closet commercial (sorry, we mean the 'Walken' closet) - enter Christopher Walken, an advocate for brightly coloured socks. Go figure.
She launched the campaign alongside her second cousin, Senator Chuck Schumer, after the Lafayette theater shooting earlier this year.
Amy Schumer has called for a “public outcry” on gun violence, encouraging people who want to see an end to the kind of mass shootings that make it into national headlines to join the campaign she’s conducting with her cousin, Senator Chuck Schumer.
The 34 year old comedian and actor initially launched the campaign back in August in the aftermath of the deadly shooting that occurred in Lafayette, Louisiana during a day-time screening of her recent movie Trainwreck. During a press conference on Sunday (October 25th) in New York City, she joined forces with her political relative once more to urge Americans to use all possible means to end gun violence, according to the Associated Press.
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The comedy sketch show superstar revealed that she has been receiving death threats since her career began nearly ten years ago.
Amy Schumer has been so high-profile in 2015 that she has perhaps sometimes risked overexposure, but the star herself says that the backlash actually began a long time ago, revealing that she’s been receiving death threats ever since the start of her career.
“I've already gotten a lot of death threats for about eight years… the backlash has already started,” the stand-up comic and Trainwreck actor said last night at the Elle Women in Hollywood gala. “I've been getting backlash since 2006. I've been getting death threats.”
“I know everybody is sick of me and I need to be treated for overexposure,” she said jokingly, but added defiantly “I'm not going to stop. Gloria Steinem said to me that the most important thing is don't burn out. She said we want change so quickly that it could feel discouraging.”
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The comedienne is sick of being labeled a sex comic, just because she’s female.
Amy Schumer hosted a one-hour comedy special on HBO Saturday night, titled 'Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo'. The comedienne delivered a set packed full of laughs and cringe-worthy stories during the 60 minutes, but behind many of the jokes she had an important message about gender inequality.
Amy Schumer hosted a one-hour special on HBO Saturday night, titled ‘Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo’.
"I'm labeled a sex comic," Schumer said during the special. ”I think it's just 'cause I’m a girl. I feel like a guy could get up here and literally pull his dick out, and everyone would be like, 'He's a thinker.' "
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A member of the audience started yelling at Schumer during her 'Funny or Die' stand-up set on Sunday night, and got security to whisk the troublemaker away.
As if we needed any further reminding, Amy Schumer rules and you do not mess with her. The outspoken actress and comedienne reportedly ejected a heckler from one of her stand-up performances at the weekend.
Fresh from hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ on NBC the night before, 34 year old Schumer was performing a brief comedy set in Irvine, California as part of the latest stop on Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival on Sunday night (October 11th).
Amy Schumer had security throw out an unruly heckler from her stand-up gig
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The ‘Trainwreck’ star hosted the show for the first time on Saturday, with The Weeknd appearing as musical guests.
Amy Schumer made her ‘Saturday Night Live’ hosting debut last night (October 10th), and as you can probably imagine no one was safe. But topping the comedian’s target list were Kim Kardashian and her family, actor Bradley Cooper and America’s gun enthusiasts.
Amy Schumer has hosted ‘SNL’ for the first time.
Schumer began by taking on the Kardashians, accusing them of not being good role models for women. 'Do we really want them to think the faces they were born with are just a light suggestion?’ she joked.
Schumer's first book, 'The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo', has secured a massive advance deal of $9 million.
Following her successful night at the Emmys last weekend, Amy Schumer has yet another reason to celebrate with the news that she’s tied up a seven-figure publishing deal for her first book, ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’.
The collection of amusing memoirs, covering her childhood, family, comedy style and political outlook, was first reported by Entertainment Weekly to have attracted a winning bid of between $8 million to $10 million. This was officially confirmed by Gallery Books publisher Jennifer Bergstrom as being a $9 million advance on Wednesday evening (September 23rd).
Amy Schumer with her Primetime Emmy on Sunday night
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Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence joined in at a Billy Joel concert on Thursday (27th August) and danced on top of his piano to ‘Uptown Girl’. There’s no other word for it; it’s just fabulous!
Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence’s epic friendship continues. The two friends were videoed dancing on top of a piano at a Billy Joel concert in Chicago on Thursday (27th August). The two came out during Joel’s encore and jumped on the piano during his rendition of ‘Uptown Girl’. The song is used throughout Schumer’s film Trainwreck so their appearance isn’t quite as random as it appears at first!
Amy Schumer outside ITV studios in London in July 2015.
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It seems like a no-brainer now, but when the summer began no one had ever mentioned Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence in the same breath. A few months later, they're best friends planning to make a movie together.
The news broke this week that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are 100 pages into writing a comedy screenplay together, and that they plan to play sisters in the movie. "Amy and I were creatively made for each other," Lawrence says. "We have different flavours. It's been the most fun experience of my life."
Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Schumer are writing a script together
It was only a month ago on The Daily Show that Schumer told Jon Stewart about the friendship, which started when Lawrence sent an email to Schumer after seeing her movie Trainwreck. Lawrence laughs about that message. "I said, 'I guess I should just say it: I'm in love with you,'" she explains. "We started emailing, and then emailing turned to texting. We really hit it off, to say the least."
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The pair are working on a script for a comedy together.
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are two of the biggest actresses in the movie industry at the moment, and have joining forces to work on a new project set for release in the next few years! Lawrence revealed the collaboration in a new interview with The New York Times.
The Hunger Games star, 25, was doing promotional work ahead of her final appearance as Katniss when Mockingjay – Part 2 comes out in November when she spilt the beans. “We play sisters,” she told the reporter about what we can expect from it. “We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now.”
Amy Schumer is teaming up with Jennifer Lawrence on a new movie script
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In the wake of the two separate shootings at cinemas in America over the last two months, a major cinema chain has announced they will be performing security checks on cinema-goers before they enter the movie theatre.
A chain of U.S. cinemas has started checking customers’ bags before they enter movie theatres. The Regal Entertainment Group, the largest cinema chain in the country, has tightened security measures after two unrelated shootings at cinemas in America this summer.
Trainwreck actress Amy Schumer has called for stricter gun control after a shooting in Lafayette.
Ellen DeGeneres received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian on Sunday 16th August. The 57-year-old gave a moving acceptance speech at the ceremony in which she urged the audience to be “proud of who you are”.
Ellen Degeneres used her speech at the Teen Choice Awards to relay an important message to those watching: “Be proud of being different”. The talk show host received the award for Choice Comedian at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday (16th August).
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Centre in L.A. on Sunday.
Miley Cyrus and Amy Schumer also confirmed as guest hosts for the first three episodes of 'SNL' when it returns in October.
Over a year after the horrific car crash that severely injured him and killed his friend and fellow comedian James McNair, Tracy Morgan is due to make his big return to TV by hosting an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in October.
The ’30 Rock’ star and former ‘SNL’ cast member will be hosting the show for the second time in his career on Saturday October 17th, the third show of the upcoming 41st season. The NBC show confirmed the news via its official Twitter feed on Monday (August 17th), also stating that Miley Cyrus and the in-demand comedienne Amy Schumer would also be hosting the first two episodes.
Tracy Morgan with his wife in 2014
The comedian gave one couple a wedding present to remember when she joined their party in Dublin.
Comedian Amy Schumer and her Trainwreck director Judd Apatow became the unexpected guests at one couple’s Dublin wedding party on Friday. The pair stumbled upon the celebrations of bride Eithne McAdams and her groom J.P. Swine while out and about in the Irish capital and decided to join the party, even indulging in a traditional sing-song.
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Amy Schumer makes her big screen debut with a script that feels like a much-extended sketch from her TV series. It's hilariously observant and refreshingly grown-up about sex, but the plot falls back on the usual cliches. Even with some clever twists and turns, the structure is oddly predictable. But the biggest surprise is that Schumer and director Judd Apatow ultimately cave in and take a traditional approach to romance.
As she does on her show, Schumer plays a sexually frank woman called Amy. Taught by her father (Colin Quinn) to distrust monogamy, she has indulged in a commitment-free life, rarely seeing a man more than once. And her one repeat male partner (John Cena) is a rather too self-obsessed bodybuilder. Then her boss, blithely demanding magazine editor Diana (Tilda Swinton), assigns her to interview Aaron (Bill Hader), a doctor who specialises in sports injuries. Amy can't help but seduce him; it's what she does! But in the process she realises that she actually quite likes him. This idea so rattles her that she sabotages her close relationship with her sister Kim (Brie Larson), who is expecting a child with husband Tom (Mike Birbiglia).
Schumer has impeccable comic timing, and she's hilarious all the way through this film, playing on her character's riotous way of being shockingly honest at all the wrong times. In other words, the character is entertaining but never very likeable because of the thoughtless things she does and says. So our sympathies lie with Hader, who gives an unusually layered turn as a smart, sensitive and very funny guy who just might be too good for Amy. Other characters are either here to provide emotion (Larson and Quinn) or to shamelessly steal scenes (Swinton). And Apatow brings in a usual stream of big-name cameos, including Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei in a clever pastiche of a New York indie movie.
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