Snatched (2017), Dir. Jonathan Levine

Snatched (2017), Dir. Jonathan Levine
Uh, not you, it was me. Can you kind of beat it cause you’re a distraction.
— Emily, Snatched (2017)

Stars: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Tom Bateman, Christopher Meloni, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, Joan Cusack, Óscar Jaenada, Randall Park, Arturo Castro, Nicholas J. Lockwood, Katie Dippold.
Director: Jonathan Levine
Screenplay: Kim Caramele, Katie Dippold, & Amy Schumer.

Was it offensive sure, was it unfathomable definitely, but did it feel like a mid 80s romp through the stereotypical south americas, oh most certainly.

This is exactly the movie I wanted it to be and it still somehow had surprises within the plot which being 2017 is quite something. Schumer and Hawn are a nice combo, they work off each other's own individual humours and never over shadow each others performances. They approach the whole film is subtly different ways which just enhances the main point of these women seeing the world in very different ways.

Schumer plays the millennial traveler; every adventure is to make your snapchat story and Instagram feed look fabulous – sure you are having fun but are keeping an eye out for a spectacular view or finding the right party to make your life look Kardashian. On the other hand we have Goldie Hawn's character who is also very aware of her surroundings but not for the purpose of posing for pictures but for the dangers that are around every corner. Basically these two women are working against their enjoyments of this little holiday and really Hawn's perspective may have won the argument............

This film is just fun, like I really enjoyed my time in the theatre laughing my ass off at these two insanely funny actresses. They are not the typical action heroes in the South American jungle but they still get the shit done. And the moral of the story, do pose for those pictures at the awesome party but maybe also have your mum's voice in the back of your mind to remind you that not everything is seen through the perfect Instagram filter.

★ ★ ★ ★