Emily (Amy Schumer) is a bit of a mess. Sacked from her job and dumped in the opening minutes she has no one to go on her non-refundable holiday to Ecuador. In a bid to introduce some fun into her mother’s (Goldie Hawn) life she invites her along and they promptly get kidnapped.
Amy Schumer’s debut film Trainwreck was genuinely hilarious and fun to watch, so Snatched has a lot to live up to. Especially when you add ditzy comedy hero Goldie Hawn into the mix. Unfortunately whilst there are some very funny moments it does not always work.
There are a number of issues, including but not limited to; Goldie Hawn is playing the straight role to Schumer which feels like a waste; the other American tourists at the resort (Joan Cusack and Wanda Sykes) are just too odd and unfunny; the plot itself is wafer thin and cliché in its portrayal of “rough” locals.
But it is fun and at only 90 minutes it does not wear out its welcome. Schumer is always value for money and an American adventurer they encounter on the way brings some great, if telegraphed comedy.