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Movie Monday: Snatched

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Movie Monday: Snatched

It’s time for #MovieMonday and this week we see the return of Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn, starring alongside the hilarious Amy Schumer in cinema’s latest comedy, ‘Snatched’.

Amor Rating : 2/5

The Plot…

Emily Middleton is a an impulsive dreamer, her mother Linda, is not. In fact, when compared to her overly cautious mother, Emily is everything her mother isn’t. But, after being dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of their big adventure to South America, Emily manages to persuade her risk-averse mother to join her of what was meant to be a trip of a lifetime.

While being kidnapped and and held as ransom bait was not part of the holiday package, it’s where the duo find themselves after Emily falls into a rather handsome honeytrap. Their only hope of escape is if they put aside their differences and take on their heavily armed captors together.

After managing to break free, the pair find themselves stranded in the middle of the jungle and soon their tropical adventure begins. Now wanted by the local bad guys and still fighting to work out their differences, will this mother and daughter duo ever make it out alive?

Our thoughts…

With a one of Hollywood’s finest making a big comeback and one of America’s funniest women both cast in leading roles, we were expecting big things for this movie. Yet sadly, the only thing big about this film is the names of the actress themselves.

With critics complaining that the storyline lacks clarity and the big belly laughs that we would expect, it appears that Schmer fans may be disappointed. While there are times when she pushes the boundaries of what is utterly hilarious / borderline gross and utterly shameful, it isn’t enough to keep the laughs going.

If you’re a die hard Schmer fan and love a classic clumsy comedy then Snatched could be the one for you.

The director and cast…

Director: Jonathan Levine

The Cast: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack and Christopher Meloni

1hour 31 mins, cert R

The trailer…

Will you be watching Snatched? Let us know over on Twitter @amormagazineUK

Words: Rebecca Edwards

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