Snatched

Snatched

Jonathan Levine (2017)

90min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Goldie Hawn's first film since 2002's The Banger Sisters teams her with Amy Schumer, the salty to her sweet. They play a mother and daughter whose Ecuadorian getaway takes a turn for the nightmarish when they are kidnapped. The pair thrash out their problems in the heart of the Amazon, while unhelpful bureaucrats and a bogus saviour leave the ladies to liberate themselves. Directed by Jonathan Levine, Snatched presents its hugging and learning in the guise of a lively farce. The leads have an affectionate, credibly familial dynamic; Schumer's mix of brutal honesty and brilliant timing ekes every last titter out of Katie Dippold's solidly witty, sometimes hilarious script, and Hawn is an endearing if occasionally passive-aggressive foil as she keeps cool in a crisis and deals with a depressed cat. There's welcome support from comedy legends Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack, too. Unfortunately, the narrative overexerts itself with wacky jungle-based shenanigans, its lower-key moments proving far more successful. The lesson: women this funny don't need to be dragged to hell and back to make us laugh.

Summary

After being dumped by her boyfriend before their holiday, Emily Middleton takes her cautious mother Linda with her to Ecuador. However, their lives are soon turned upside down when the pair are kidnapped. Fish-out-of-water comedy, starring Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn and Joan Cusack.

Cast & Crew

Emily Middleton Amy Schumer
Linda Middleton Goldie Hawn
Jeffrey Middleton Ike Barinholtz
Barb Joan Cusack
Director Jonathan Levine

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 May 2017
Comedy