Benjamin Maio Mackay
Snatched - 2.5 Stars
This lacklustre comedy does have some redeeming features, but in the end we've seen it all before.
When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.
Amy Schumer is immensely funny, after being catapulted into the limelight with Trainwreck this is her follow-up, which, unlike most of her work she didn't write. It really suffers for it. The notion and premise of the story is certainly bemusing, the characters are interesting enough - but the consistency and hit-rate of the jokes is just too low. Goldie Hawn has been heralding this as her best film ever and while it's been 14 years since her last on-screen appearance she's still fantastic. The rapport between the leading ladies and the fantastic supporting cast is phenomenal - but at the end of the day the film is barley memorable.
Overall both Schumer and Hawn are far better than this film, but are also the only redeeming qualities.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of 20th Century Fox