Snatched Reviewed By Linzi Gummer


The Premise
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.

The Review
I had high expectations for Goldie Hawn’s return to the big screen and in my opinion she didn’t fail me. The film marks Goldie Hawn's return to the big screen, fifteen years after she starred in The Banger Sisters in 2002. Funnily enough originally the film's studio didn't want Goldie Hawn for the film; however, Schumer insisted and even threatened to leave the project if Hawn wasn't cast. Which in hindsight was a great move as these two work well of each other.

Amy Schumer plays an awkward self-absorbed woman very well and is great at showing that strained relationship with a single woman and her mum. Her whole comedy career has been built around this type of character and on would even wonder if it might be close to her own self in reality. After all she is so damn good at portraying that sort of role. Then again great comedians have always found certain archetypes that they do well with and tend to stay in that zone. Adam Sandler plays idiots and Rob Schneider plays weird foreigners. So good on Schumer for finding her comedy niche.

The film is full to the brim with great comediennes and it has been said that during breaks in filming, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes performed several "pop-up" shows in Honolulu, with all proceeds going to charity. The shows were announced in the morning and would sell out in a matter of hours.

I loved the unexpected moments of humour and left having had a jolly good laugh; with a smile on my face.

The Verdict
If you’re looking for an intense, clever plot with clever humour and subtle character development… this movie is not the one for you. If you’re looking for a movie that is fun, silly and makes you laugh at the most unexpected moments… then, yes, this is the movie for you.

The Trailer

The Info
Releases: 18th May 2017
Rating: TBC – Contains strong sexual references
Duration: 91 minutes 
Genre:  Comedy
Starring: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kim Caramele
Director: Jonathan Levine (The Night Before, Warm Bodies)

The Extras


Filming took place in Hawaii.