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Snatched movie review

By Tara Mandrekar

The movie “Snatched” made its debut in theatres on May 12. Though very funny, the movie seems to have disappointed many.

The film stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, and also includes other famous actors such as Ike Barinholtz and Wanda Sykes. The plot centers around the misadventures of Emily Middleton, played by Schumer, who, after being dumped by her boyfriend, brings her mother with her on a trip to Ecuador. The two find themselves kidnapped, and have to escape while dealing with their completely opposite personalities.

Hawn, who plays Schumer’s overcautious mother, is making her first appearance onscreen in 15 years. Though she hadn’t lost any of the talent in her acting, there was an overall consensus from film critics and viewers that the film didn’t live up to expectations of it being more than just a slapstick comedy. Schumer sticks to the goofy, crude image of herself that everyone is used to, but doesn’t go beyond that.

The film earned a dismal rating of 36% from Rotten Tomatoes, which said that it “has a pair of terrifically talented stars, but their presence isn’t enough to compensate for this rote comedy’s threadbare plot and scattershot laughs.”

As pointed out by Rotten Tomatoes’ negative review, the film lacks any depth and merely stays with the common theme of a quarreling pair of opposites who go on an adventure together.

Additionally, Hawn’s role in the film was severely disappointing because rather than allowing her to expand into a funny character, her role is limited by playing a strict, uptight mother.

“I thought the movie was really funny but it didn’t stand out to me because it showed the same raunchy humor that I always expect from Amy Schumer,” said sophomore Gabby Peiro, agreeing with the assessment that the movie was lacking in range.

She later added, “I still really liked it though, and would recommend it to people if they just wanted to see a stupid, funny movie that would make them laugh.”

Overall, the movie filled the scope of the inappropriate humor expected from those involved in the film, but unfortunately failed to go beyond that.

C+

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