Eppler: Schumer, Hawn make "Snatched" passable

Eppler: Schumer, Hawn make "Snatched" passable

I think Amy Schumer is one of the freshest and funniest recent voices in feminism and mainstream comedy. Her Comedy Central series, "Inside Amy Schumer," was a gem, and her first movie, "Trainwreck," was an excellent introduction to movie audiences. In "Snatched," she's playing the same type of self-deluded narcissist she did in her first movie, which seems to be Schumer's favorite indictment of her generation.

Goldie Hawn, who hasn't made a movie in 15 years, hasn't lost any of her charisma or screen presence. She's a delight as Schumer's overbearing, exhausted mother.

When mom and daughter go on an exotic vacation to South America, Mom spends most of her time trying to protect her kid, but they wind up being kidnapped and held for ransom.

The pairing of Schumer and Hawn is a great idea. I just wish it was in a better movie. "Snatched" is fun for a while, but feels strained in later portions as the comedy gets more broad including an ill-advised gross out gag involving a tapeworm and the relationship between the two develops exactly as you'd expect.

Fortunately, there are still enough big laughs scattered through "Snatched" to give it a mild recommendation.  
 

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