Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Comedy
Director(s): Jonathan Levine
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

What does this say?

Does it say, "I grabbed it

outta my suitcase

"and went to the beach"

or "Girl who overplans

for vacation outfits"?

There's just a picture

of a bird on it.

It doesn't say anything.

No, I mean, like,

its vibe, you know?

Like, what's its vibe?


It's perfect for Ecuador.


Yeah. And, like,

why Ecuador?

Because we didn't want to

go somewhere touristy.

We're not just, like,

a couple of white a**holes.


No offense.

I really need it.

I just want to, like,

sip a Mai Tai

and smoke a J, and

then just kinda, like

start having red wine at night.

And then Scotch.

And if somebody's like,

"Have you ever done


I'll be like,

"No, is it safe?"

And then I'll try it.

I don't care.

And are things ideal,

financially, right now?

No. The answer is no.

But will things pick up?

One thousand percent.


Did I tell you Michael's band

is blowing up right now?


So, yeah, basically

you know, money won't be

an "ish" much longer.

This is a good color

for me, right?

So, did you guys have this

in my size?

Yeah, no.



Thanks, anyway.

Have fun on your trip.

Nice meeting you.

I hope you find your keys.

Oh, my keys. F***!

This would be cute on me if...


Are you serious?

What's up?

You are supposed to be selling

clothes to the customers.

Not to yourself.

And what are you even doing

on the floor?

I'm re-racking


You know what? You're fired!


I'm done.

No, no, no.

(STUTTERS) I need this job. Can

you just think about this?

Look at the other employees.

Like, what about this b*tch?

I've never seen her do sh*t.

You don't do sh*t here!

She doesn't work here.

Oh, okay.

Hi. Thank you so much

for coming in.

Look, can we just

talk about this

when I get back from

my vacation to Ecuador?


You never even asked

for time off.

And I'm realizing that

right now, okay?

And it's because I forgot.

Get out!

God! You know what?

I don't need this job.

I'm gonna go have

a sick time in Ecuador.

You have fun here,

with all your shirts

and your hours.

Because I don't need it.

I'm about to kick your ass.

Takin' this.

Put the damn hat down!

I looked her right

in the eye, and I went

"I wouldn't work here

if you paid me."

And I just stormed out.

Just like, for real.

Like, "Bye."

Another one will come.



You know what? I'm not gonna

talk about that anymore.

I wanna focus on you and me

on the beach.

Are you with me?

I can't go to South America.

What are you talking about?


I can't go to Ecuador.

You know it's a

non-refundable trip, right?

I don't want to make it

about money

because money comes and goes,

but I don't have any more

coming right now, so

I'm breaking up with you.


Like, right now. This is it.

You're in the middle of it.

Is it because you're afraid

because things are going

so great between us?

That's what this is!


You're terrified, because

you've never felt this way

about somebody before.

I know what's happening.

I'll tell you what it is.


The band is really blowing

up right now, you know?

I know.

And I'm going like this.

I'm taking off, all right?


And this is you.

Just on the ground.

I'm up here, too.

No, you're not up there.

Why can't I go up there?

No, stop.

I'm going this way.

I'm with you.

Well, I'm going that way now.

Now, I'm over there.

I'm going.

You can't reach.

My hand's over there.


This is the thing.

Where I'm going, there's

gonna be a ton of...

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Katie Dippold

Katie Dippold is a screenwriter, actress, and comedian. She was a writer on the NBC series Parks and Recreation and wrote The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The Heat won the 2014 American Comedy Award for best screenplay and favorite comedy of the year at the People's Choice Awards. more…

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