‘Snatched’: A Mother-Daughter Comedy | Film Review


Snatched is a 2017 action comedy directed by Jonathan Levine (known for 50/50, Warm Bodies and The Night Before). It is starring Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Randall Park, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusackand Tom Bateman.


A synopsis for Snatched reads: “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”.


To start off, Goldie Hawn being back on screen is awesome to see and to see her doing comedy again was a huge selling point for this film. Amy Schumer has some good jokes and some funny and to be honest quite embarrassing scenes. There is some serious chemistry between Hawn and Schumer and I felt they were the right choice for their roles. The film treats topics like promiscuous sex, human trafficking and the power of a mother-daughter bond.


The supporting characters made me laugh the most. Ike Barinholtz playing Schumer’s character’s brother, is a hoot. Ike is like the ultimate portrait of a cinematic goofball. In truth, he has a comedic style all his own. Then, there’s the cameo at the beginning involving Emily’s boyfriend (played by Randall Park).


It’s the funniest bit in this thing and one of the best breakup scenes ever. Finally, there’s Joan Cusack portraying without any lines, a tumbling vacationer who helps Schumer and Hawn’s troopers escape the kidnappers. She’s hilarious as someone specializing in black ops.


This film is not extraordinary, but it is still watchable. If you’re used to Amy Schumer’s jokes then you’ll enjoy this one. I don’t get why this film has such bad reviews on sites like IMDb. With the risk of repeating myself, it’s not that bad. If I were to rate this movie I would give it a 5.5 out of 10.


Snatched is out in cinemas everywhere!




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