Snatched

Country: United States

Year: 2017

Category: Action, Comedy

Release Date: 19 May 2017

Director: Jonathan Levine

Starring: Katie Dippold

Age Restriction: 18 years

Duration: 98 minutes

Budget: $80,000,00

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“Snatched Full Movie. Now Watch “Snatched full movie online from here. Also, “Snatched”, What a pleasure it is to see Goldie Hawn on-screen again, 15 years after she said a curious, muted goodbye to the film world with The Banger Sisters. She’s been dragged—or, let’s say, coaxed—out of semi-retirement by the allure of some younger talent. Katie Dippold, of The Heat and Parks and Recreation and Ghostbusters, has written the script for Hawn’s new movie, Snatched. And Amy Schumer, one of the comedians of the moment, co-stars as Hawn’s character’s wayward daughter, who coaxes—let’s say drags—her mother out of her domestic doldrums onto an errant vacation in Ecuador. It’s a perfect-on-paper setup for a film, a fish-out-of-water story for a big fish who hasn’t gone swimming in a while.

Throughout, Hawn reminds us of what a singular joy she is to watch, a quirky but subtle performer with timing so natural and ingrained that she puts today’s more antic performers to quiet shame. Schumer possesses her own kind of subtlety when she wants to, and in Snatched’s best moments—which largely come in the first 30 or so minutes—she proves a fine match for Hawn’s smooth expertise. Schumer’s Emily, who gets fired and dumped just after the opening credits roll, isn’t thrilled about taking her cat-obsessed homebody mother, Linda, on what was supposed to be a romantic tropical getaway, but Snatched isn’t a sniping, bickering, rude-child kind of comedy. There is love between mother and daughter from the get-go (Emily invites Linda, after all), though each is disappointed and embarrassed by the other—one too careless, the other too careful.

This all sets up a nice vacation comedy, one graced by both Schumer’s improvisational satire of older millennial-vanity-masking-disaster and by Hawn’s fussy flightiness. And for a while, it is just that. There’s a good, simple, relatable Facebook gag. Schumer hilariously skewers the sad narcissism of selfies and travel Instagrams. (Emily definitely would have been one of the unlucky castaways at the Fyre Festival.) Linda frets about safety and comfort while defending her mundane, kinda depressing life. (“Everybody knows you need two years to plan a vacation,” is a great little line. Too bad it was spoiled in the trailers.) One wishes that Hawn’s character wasn’t quite such a closed-off wet blanket—her passiveness becomes a problem later on—but for the most part, Snatched begins as an amiable, amusing story about rekindling a familial bond.
Then, alas, the movie decides it needs to get to its plot, which is a dull kidnapping farce that comes laden with some cultural ugliness about how dangerous and depraved South America is. (Specifically Colombia. There is a line about how much of that burgeoning tourism mecca—just search Cartagena on Instagram—is beautiful and safe these days, but it’s cold comfort.) There’s a repetitiveness to the film’s flight-and-capture, flight-and-capture rhythms. It’s all busy distraction that muffles the more delicate, intricate character work that Hawn and Schumer were doing before they got swept away on their tedious adventure.

So much of what happens in Snatched is unnecessary: an unfunny cameo from Chris Meloni that’s nonetheless a wasted opportunity, a gross-out bit involving a tapeworm that seems imported from another movie, a redemption scene involving some Amazonian indigenous people that’s steeped in lazy exoticism, inscrutable supporting characters played by Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack. (Who casts the great, loquacious Joan Cusack in a movie and doesn’t let her speak? Snatched does.) It’s all a muddled, lukewarm hash, arbitrarily assembled and critically forgetting to showcase what makes Hawn and Schumer—icons of two very different generations of comedy—so special. And wasn’t that the whole point of this project to begin with?

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One hopes, at least, that this movie will do well enough, or at least be received well enough by fans, that Hawn will not retreat back into retirement. Because for all the limp forgettable-ness of its second two-thirds, Snatched does deliver Goldie Hawn back into our lives, which is a pretty significant gift. Watching the movie, I chose to view it as a little tossed-off primer for something bigger. There in the dark, while Emily and Linda yelled in vain in the jungle, I found myself entertaining fantasies of Goldie Hawn in a Nancy Meyers movie, or a Hawn and Streep reunion, death becoming them once more. Snatched is a pleasant reminder of past greatness and, I hope, an uneven harbinger of good things to come. Someone just needs to grab Ms. Hawn and put her in something new (and better) before she eludes us again. In Snatched, daughter Emily (Amy Schumer) and mom Linda (Goldie Hawn) go on vacation to Ecuador after Emily can’t find anyone to take her newly ex-boyfriend’s place on a nonrefundable trip. Unlike Emily and Linda, my mom and I travel together on purpose all the time, both domestically and internationally. Also unlike Emily and Linda, my mom and I have never been kidnapped on one of our trips. Regardless, it seemed like this movie was made for us, so we went to see it together.

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Some background: My best friend and I refer to my mom, age “mom age,” as Yolo Fran, because she’s always going on adventures, even if they’re just around our hometown of New York City with her dog Riley. I am 30 years old and the managing editor of Cosmopolitan.com. Spoilers ahead, obviously.

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If you’re like me, when you watched the trailer for Snatched, the new Amy Schumer–Goldie Hawn comedy about a mother-daughter duo who set out for a South American vacation and promptly get kidnapped, you felt that inescapable twinge that comes with being a sentient moviegoer who regularly spends time on the backlash-happy internet of 2017. It wasn’t a question of Is this going to be offensive? but How offensive is this going to be?.
So there’s no use beating around the bush: How offensive is this movie? I’m gonna say midperiod Adam Sandler. It shouldn’t spark a full-on racism controversy like some of Sandler’s more recent work, but it’s got enough stereotyping—including the implication that if you visit South America you might get a disgusting giant tapeworm that can only be removed by dangling a giant chunk of raw meat above your throat—that you’ll leave the theater assured of Hollywood’s continued allegiance to the belief that all broad comedies should include at least a little broadly comic racism.
Surprisingly, though, while you’re waiting for Snatched to appall you, it turns out to be a pretty darn enjoyable movie, one that’s winning, sweet at times, and consistently very funny. Both its writer, Katie Dippold, and director, Jonathan Levine, have notably nonhorrible résumés; Dippold wrote The Heat and co-wrote last summer’s Ghostbusters reboot while Levine is responsible for such above-average comedies as The Night Before.

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