SNATCHED Movie Review

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Recommended Audience: Fans of Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni, Jonathan Levine and romantic comedy movie fans

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SNATCHED Movie Synopsis

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) 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.

SNATCHED Movie Viewer Rating: 2.5/5 ***

SNATCHED Movie Review:

I had zero expectation prior to watching this movie, it looked like a typical slapstick and with the world in a mess, any laughter helps. This is my first time watching the whole cast, and I just gotta say, watch with an open mind, and you’ll be fine. The audience around me enjoyed the puns and gags, I was pretty amused myself, mainly by the insensibility and over-confidence of Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer).
snatched 2017 movie stillThe film plays with stereotypes (to the fullest) and it was almost predictable. It’s like watching a horror film where you know what is going to happen next because of the stupid things the characters did. Same for Emily Middleton. She’s addicted to Facebook and Instagram, she wants to be seen on social media to be having a good time even though her life is in a mess. She wants a Prince Charming to sweep her off her feet. These oddly familiar events are happening everyday around us. Trusting people we’ve just met, and closing off to family members. The chemistry between the mum, Linda (Goldie Hawn) and Emily (Amy Schumer) felt almost as if they were really mother and daughter. It was natural and comfortable, but too bad, many of the jokes weren’t.

Snatched Amy TomCharming stranger (Tom Bateman) was too good to be true, I enjoyed watching the “I-See-That-Coming” scenes, and was hoping to see what more they do with this guy to teach both Emily and the audience a lesson, but too bad, he concluded with an limp end that didn’t seem to make sense. It was the minor characters like Jeffrey (Ike Barinholtz) is Emily’s agoraphobic brother and Morgan Russell (Bashir Salahuddin), the State Department official who tried to pull off a remote rescue and find his mom and sister.

Learn to enjoy the characters attempt to pull off classic heroic slo-mo moments, only to fail logically and think not too much about the non-english speaking locals and odd adventures and you can prolly leave the cinema with a slightly more light-hearted feeling.

Do You Know?

The film marks Goldie Hawn’s return to the big screen, fifteen years after she starred in The Banger Sisters (2002).

Snatched2The film’s studio originally didn’t want Goldie Hawn for the film; however, co-star/producer Amy Schumer insisted and even threatened to leave the project if Hawn wasn’t cast.

Amy Schumer Wanda SykesDuring breaks in filming, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes performed several “pop-up” shows in Honolulu, Hawaii, with all proceeds going to charity. The shows were announced in the morning and would sell out in a matter of hours.

ghostbusters-2016 mainKatie Dippold, the screenwriter for the film also wrote 2016’s female-powered “Ghostbusters” remake.

Behind The Scenes and Interviews

Check out SNATCHED Movie’s Official Website and Facebook Page!
SNATCHED Movie is out in cinemas on 3 August 2017.

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*Disclosure: Invitation by Twentieth Century Fox Singapore. No monetary compensation was received for the movie review.

13 thoughts on “SNATCHED Movie Review”

  1. nicoleflintkontrol

    Great review! Goldie Hawn is one of my favorite actresses! It’s always great to see her still booking movies 🙂

  2. I haven’t seen this movie yet but I will one evening with my husband. I have a feeling I’ll laugh a few times since they’re both a hoot, but I also know not to expect greatness!

  3. Good review.I think Goldie is a wonderful actress, but I dont think I would watch this movie as I’m not a fan of Amy.

  4. Good review! I wasn’t sure about going to see the movie before, because the cast didn’t quite appeal to me. But now I’m very sure about the movie now! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I hadn’t realized that it’s been 15 years since Banger Sister. Holy! I’ll probably watch this at home when I need a laugh. Thanks for the review!

  6. Amber Pittman | Wanderlust Conqueror

    Did you really dislike the movie that much? When I heard about it, I was interested in watching it, but never got around to seeing it. Sometimes, silly movies are just what people need, even if there are plot holes. Comedies are usually allowed that error, unlike Dramas and the like. I’m still hoping to watch it when time allows.

  7. Thanks for the review. It’s amazing how much they look alike. I usually like Amy in movies. I am glad she faught for Goldie. Ultimately, I think this is something I can wait to show on cable.

  8. Brigette Collins

    I actually had hoped this was going to be hilarious! While the puns were right up my ally, I was hoping for a little more straight up jokes and sarcasm. I really liked Wanda Sykes character! Her and her partner were hilarious.

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