Emily (Amy Schumer) had just been dumped by her boyfriend, on the day before their exotic getaway to Ecuador. Still wanting to escape, Emily takes her mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) on a trip across the world. What could possibly go wrong?
Snatched was very disjointed when it came to delivering laughs. It had its moments but unlike Trainwreck, Schumer’s last film, Snatched wasn’t clicking on all cylinders. The story as a whole is very predictable. You know they get kidnapped from the trailers, but inevitably you’ll see how the rest of it plays out from miles away. It’s definitely a few steps down from Schumer’s last effort.
It was good to see Goldie Hawn. She had her moments as Linda’s sheltered mom. Hawn and Schumer have great chemistry, it’s just the lazy writing that bogs them down. The fact that there was such talent involved here, and this script didn’t allow them to show off any of their gifts made it tough to get through.
Snatched should’ve been a blast from start to finish. It was bland on every level. You see Schumer and Hawn giving it their all, but they can’t elevate this horrible story.