With Mother’s Day been and gone, there’s not much left to say about Snatched. Yeah, perhaps it was a good film to take Mum to for a girly night out but now those obligations are over, is there any other point to see it?
In Snatched, Emily (Amy Schumer) is dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of their vacation to Colombia and manages to convince her mother Linda (Goldie Hawn), who she doesn’t get along with, to accompany her. Because the tickets are non-refundable, dammit! And I agree with Emily, I refuse to pay the extra to cover a refund and I refuse to let money go to waste.
What does go to waste though, are next two hours of my life.
While I fully agree Goldie Hawn was a stunner back in the day, she has stubbornly refused to age gracefully and this is apparent by the fact that she can’t move her facial features to offer any semblance of human emotion throughout the film. While the face can lie, girl, those hands cannot. And sorry, but Goldie’s hands are something out of a horror film.
But no, ultimately Snatched is not a horror film. The highlights include the opening scene where Emily harasses a customer with tall-tales of her perfectly Instagram-worthy life and Chris Meloni (come on, who am I kidding, we’re all friends here. We’ll just call him Stabler) attempting a pseudo-satirical portrayal of a Jurassic Park ranger.
A couple of laughs – some out of outrage or shock more than anything – amidst what is a poor, cheaply-thrown-together comedy.