Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer mine for comedic gold in Jonathan Levine’s hostage scenario
Dir: Jonathan Levine. US. 2017. 90mins
Often amusing but rarely shifting into a higher comedic gear, Snatched features fun chemistry between co-stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, some delightfully goofy moments of stray hilarity, yet not enough story or heart to keep this thin tale afloat. While there’s potential in a film about a mother and daughter who bond once they’re kidnapped during an Ecuadorian vacation, director Jonathan Levine and writer Katie Dippold trip up trying to pay off their premise — not to mention capitalising on Hawn’s first big-screen role in more than a decade.