Snatched (2017) Review

kee-copy

Keeva Stratton

Film Expert

Mother and daughter must put their differences aside, if they are going to survive an unexpected twist in their unplanned vacation.

snatchedimage via pinterest

Emily is struggling with adult life. She is unable to keep her job at a local clothing boutique because she’s inept at selling, and cares only for herself. Her boyfriend’s band has finally found some success, so he dispenses with her too, and her mother has grown tired of her childlike behaviour.

With a non-refundable trip to Ecuador booked, and nobody willing to replace her now ex-boyfriend, she has little choice but to invite her risk-averse mum. This is not her preferred choice for a trip that Emily fully intends to dance, drink and party through.

Off to a rocky start, they soon find themselves enjoying the sun. But, when Emily brings home a boy from the bar, things start to go awry—and they soon find themselves in pretty serious circumstances.

Snatched is a funny take on a mother-daughter comedy, which benefits greatly from the talents of Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer. Indeed, it is the women that carry this film, with Joan Cusack and Wanda Sykes also delivering the laughs.

Schumer seems willing to take risks in order to represent the worst of her generation, providing many genuinely funny laugh-out-loud moments. She is honest in depicting the more frightful moments of the modern dating scene, and perhaps the consequence of our Insta-worthy lives.

Countering her extremes is Goldie Hawn, whose understated wit offers a welcome counterbalance. Everyone wants Goldie to be their mum (sorry Mum!), and while not everyone wants to be like Amy, we might have to admit we’ve all been there to some degree during our more poorly behaved younger years—might.

The plot is a little ludicrous, and like the jungles in which it’s set, it’s a pretty wild ride. If you like your humour shocking, you’ll get a lot of joy from Snatched, but others might be left wishing someone would kidnap them from this no-holds-barred offering.

While Snatched doesn’t quite reach the heights set by Trainwreck, it offers enough shocking laughs for a good night out with friends.

 

Director: Jonathan Levine

Stars: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kim Caramele

Runtime: 90 mins

Release Date: May 11

Rating: MA 15+

Reviewer Rating: 3/5

 

Like what you read? Subscribe to our free newsletter for exclusive content and special offers

Related





  • Insta: Follow @rescu.com.au

    • This is a jade roller. It's like a little bit of magic for your skin care routine. The beauty alchemist Jeannie Bourke at Venustus taught me how to use this to massage in moisturiser and serums deep into my skin. The other side has a smaller roller for around the eyes. I keep mine in the fridge to re-create some of the skin tightening, glow getting, depuffing benefits of their stellar cryotherapy facial. Buy a Jade roller. It's the best $33 you'll ever spend. 🙌
    • Think Pink 🎀 When a full on day calls for a double cleanse and deep moisture immersion.
    • This reminds me of that Sarah McLachlan song- Fumbling Towards Ecstacy .. actually it's two of my fave pics from the @laprairie_aus #whitecaviar shoot. I was feeling pretty average that day... The magic of good light! 💫
    • Monday.. we've got this ✌️
    • Pop the cork! It's the weekend baby.. 🍾
    • Just a bunch of underachievers 😂😂Missing the rest of our digital girl gang at a truly beautiful breakfast.
    • Details. 👡
    • I'm masking twice a week at home and my skin is happppy. Currently loving Estée Lauder #renutriv mask and Clarins Instant Lift Serum sheet masks.
    • And here you are... ✨

  • Get your dose of fabulous delivered to your inbox.

    Sign up for Rescu's newsletter to get updates on top stories, horoscopes, trending videos, and inspirational content.

    SUBSCRIBE NOW!

    Get fashion, beauty, finance, health and love advice from our experts.

    Rescu is an online fashion, beauty and premium lifestyle site. Whether you are looking for fashion, beauty, finance, health and love advice you will find a wealth of information from our resident experts. We publish new content daily so don’t be left behind. Log on daily for the latest fashion, beauty and celebrity news as it happens. Subscribe to our newsletter and enter our contests to win fantastic freebies.