SNATCHED – Rated R – 1 hr. 30 mins.

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SNATCHED – Rated R – 1 hr. 30 mins. 

Starring Goldie Hawn, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, Randall Park, Ike Barinholtz and Joan Cusack

Director Jonathan Levine is back, bringing more comedy and mayhem to the big screen since his direction of 50/50, WARM BODIES and THE NIGHT BEFORE…so get ready to experience a mother/daughter vaca like no other…THIS IS SNATCHED!

Dumped, betrayed and with a non-refundable trip for two just days away, we meet Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer), hating on her still living at home adult sibling Jeffrey (Ike Barinholtz), and praying that her loving, yet unadventurous mother Linda (Goldie Hawn) will join her on this ultimate quest for fun

When the good looking and smooth talking fellow vacationer James (Tom Bateman) comes calling, little does Emily know that danger for both her and her mother is just right around the corner…

Lost in a foreign country, and held hostage to boot, it seems mother and daughter are going to have to join forces ~ differences or not ~ if they are going to get out of this mess….and leave it to their newfound friends, and brother Jeff too, to make sure that they make it back home in one piece…

I give SNATCHED a rating of WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD: Yes, I am sad to give a film with two of my favorite female comedians over the years a less than stellar review, but SNATCHED didn’t WOW ME, even with it’s infrequent attempts at raunchiness and the occasional laughter sequence too. Schumer is good, but not as good as she was in 2015’s TRAINWRECK…and Hawn is okay as well, but this role doesn’t hold a candle to the funniness she has brought to soooo many other roles over the years. I even enjoyed the occasional presence of Ike Barinholtz and the cameo role for Christopher Meloni thrown in as well, but SNATCHED just wasn’t the MUST SEE COMEDY of the year that I was so hoping it would end up being!!! Alas, all this mediocrity just leaves me to suggest that you save a few bucks this weekend and don’t go see “the girls” on the big screen, but wait to view this just occasionally funny film when it hits on DVD!!!

Kathy Kaiser