On occasion we all like a good funny comedy. Some comedies haven’t really been funny as of lately and that is just the case of ‘Snatched’. Starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, mother/daughter duo.
Emily is someone who does not have anything figured out, she works at a fashion store and gets fired, her boyfriend leaves her just before their trip to Ecuador. Emily travels to her mothers house because she wanted to see her daughter, by the end of the evening. Emily manages to convince her mother to go with her after finding a album of pictures of her mother traveling and going to concerts.
So the girls leave and you can straight off tell that Linda (the mother) is being annoying. She’s being ridicolous towards Emily, you know being overprotective and telling her leaving the hotel to see the culture is the worst thing. So obviously, after Emily finds a man that shows her around he invites her and her mother out to explore some more. And as you might be able to figure it out, it goes sideways from here. Emily and Linda gets kidnapped but they manage to flee, only to be chased by the boss.
Is the film any funny? No. It’s just straight up annoying. Almost like they tried too hard with it. Script was weird and so much over the top. But that is what Amy Schumer is. I find it hard to find her funny in acting comedy films, more into seeing her doing standup stuff. Would I recommend the film? Sorry, no. Don’t waste your time.
Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?
- Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck)
- Randall Park (The Interview, Trainwreck, Fresh off the Boat)
- Goldie Hawn (Private Benjamin, Overboard, Death Becomes Her)
- Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad, Neighbors, The Mindy Project)
- Wanda Sykes (Monster-in-Law, Evan Almighty, Over the Hedge)
- Joan Cusack (Working Girl, Toy Story 2, Say Anything)
Who is the director and what is she/he known for?
Jonathan Levine mostly known by writing scripts, couldn’t find much information on who he is. But go and check him over at IMDb