Snatched

(2017)

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Title:
Snatched
Release Date:
11th May 2017
Runtime:
90 min
MPAA Rating:
R
Genres:
Directors:
Jonathan Levine
Writers:
Katie Dippold
Languages:
English
Stream Quality:
1080p / 720p / 480p

Storyline

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.

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 38%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 25%
IMDb Rating 2.5

Casts

Amy Schumer as Emily Middleton
Katie Dippold as Shopper
Kim Caramele as Shopper
Randall Park as Michael

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by trublu215 11th May, 2017

An Honest Review

First off, the reviews (if you can call them that) here are ridiculously biased and definitely come from a place of pure disdain for Amy Schumer. While I do feel the critiques of her are warranted to an extent, I also feel that the film is not going to get a fair shake. So here is my attempt at giving Snatched a fair review. First off, I saw this last night at a preview screening and I'd be lying if I said I didn't chuckle a couple times. I did. Goldie Hawn being back on screen is awesome to see and to see her doing comedy again was a huge selling point. However, despite a few chuckles and me being enamored with Hawn's return to the silver screen, Snatched is simply a dismal film. It isn't just because of Amy Schumer that this film is bad, it is a joint effort by all parties including Goldie Hawn. The film begins in slapstick fashion by introducing us to Schumer and Hawn's mother- daughter team. I'm not gonna lie, the two have some serious chemistry in their respected roles. The only problem is that Schumer & Co. rely on gross out humor and even lift some jokes from certain cult comedies to make their film work. The script is barely there and hopes that Schumer can fill in the gaps with stupid jokes rather than some on-the-surface character development. Instead, the film brushes through topics ranging from promiscuous sex to human trafficking to the power of a mother-daughter bond. These are all topics that could carry a film and at every chance the film gets, it fails to capitalize on any of those themes. In between vaginal jokes and gags from Schumer and some scenes of pretty hardcore violence for a comedy, there is barely anything to make us want these characters to succeed other than they are mother and daughter. While I can't exactly relate to that relationship, I can tell the filmmakers were hoping that that familiar bond would be enough to carry the film. Guess what, it's not. They're poorly written characters, which is a shame because Schumer and Hawn do make quite the dynamic duo and when it works, it works. The big problem here is that it works far too little and there is far too much wrong with the film overall to really recommend it.

Reviewed by Matt Sewell 11th May, 2017

Equality Does Not Mean Striving For the Sewer

And here we go again... As a feminist accidentally born with testicles, I am always hopeful when Hollywood attempts to package movies designed for women. As we know, 99 percent of all Hollywood product is aimed at sexually confused 19 year old males. Give Hollywood some credit--in recent years, they've really tried to introduce diversity to their slate of films and that, of course, means movies produced by and for women. Here's the problem: Equality does not mean imitating the worst behavior of the worst men. Hollywood seems to think (and has done a great job of convincing a lot of women) that replacing penis jokes with vagina jokes represents some radical evolution in filmmaking. It doesn't. Hollywood has been trying to make Animal House with a female cast for some time and they don't even understand what made Animal House an enduring film. There is, ultimately, a camaraderie amongst the men of the Delta house which allows them to come together at the end of the film and battle the forces of conformity. Snatched pretends there's warmth between the mother-daughter pairing of Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, but it never feels genuine. This is what has sunk the whole slew of "women behaving badly" movies that started, I believe, with Bridesmaids and has continued through the Ghostbusters reboot and Bad Moms (I'm sure there are a few other, but they slip my mind at the moment). This is a bit of a tragedy. When Amy Schumer's career began, she was very funny and, in some ways, very radical. She's given in, however, to the pressure to be vulgar for the sake of vulgarity. This is not an attractive trait in any self-respecting woman. It's no different than women solving problems with guns and other phallic symbols in an action movie, as opposed to solving problems with their minds. This movie will make you yearn for the 30s and 40s, when women in Hollywood were respected and were given roles in films about women negotiating life in an intelligent, realistic manner. If Hollywood cannot do better than this, the women's movement is doomed.

Reviewed by nullcreations 11th May, 2017

Not worth your money

It's really unfortunate that Goldie Hawn was in this movie, because she's genuinely capable of doing great work. Schumer on the other hand has never really been funny, and has been recycling the same tired vagina jokes for what seems to be an eternity. The mother-daughter duo have horrible writing, it's difficult to really relate to them (which is a problem with a lot of Schumer's stand-up - she says a lot of unrelatable things) and I had a very hard time liking or even finding the characters interesting. At some point Hollywood is going to realise that the quickest way to kill a movie is to include Schumer, who is rapidly becoming a poison pill in the industry. That time can't come fast enough.

Reviewed by Nathaniel Baumgart 10th May, 2017

Bad, just awful.

I am sure many of you, like me, took great joy in watching Amy Schumer make juvenile references for the length of her shows. Unfortunately, her "comedy" no longer applies and she has turned to acting for her revenue. I am here to say, this movie is trash heap vomit inducing drivel. I recommend it not even to my worst enemies. It is abhorrent and an atrocity. A disgrace to filmmaking as a whole. By this point, Schumer just stomps on the grave of cinema. I rate this 0/10 and may God have mercy on Amy's soul, because I sure won't.

Reviewed by reeeeeeeee 10th May, 2017

terrible movie

Honestly this movie was hard to watch. Amy Schumer really declined. It's so sad to see once great comedians lose their ability to make us laugh. Very boring and cringy movie. Save yourself the ten dollars and don't watch this movie.