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Snatched: What You Need To Know
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Snatched: What You Need To Know

Amy Schumer's latest starring role on the big screen sees her dumped by her boyfriend, holidaying with her mum and finding herself kidnapped by South American gangsters. It's called Snatched, its out this week and here's everything you need to know...


Who's in it?

Amy Schumer stars alongside Goldie Hawn, who makes her first appearance on the big screen since she starred alongside Susan Sarandon in 2002's The Banger Sisters. Schumer and Hawn are joined by Joan Cusack, Wanda Sykes, Óscar Jaenada, Randall Park, Jekyll & Hyde star Tom Bateman and The Mindy Project's Ike Barinholtz.


And who's directing?

Jonathan Levine, creator of TV series Rush, is the man behind the lens, working from a script by Kate Dippold, a write best known for her work on hit comedy series Parks and Recreation.


What's the plot?

Schumer plays Emily Middleton, a young woman about to embark on a romantic holiday to Ecuador with her boyfriend Michael (Park) when, just days before they are due to leave, Michael announces he is breaking up with her. After learning of her breakup, Emily's mother Linda (Hawn) suggests that she move back home and live with her and Emily's agoraphobic brother, Jeffrey (Barinholtz) while she figures out her next move.

Determined not to let the holiday go to waste, Emily eventually persuades her ultra-cautious mother to go to Ecuador with her and, despite an inauspicious start, Emily begins to enjoy herself when she meets a charming man called James (Bateman). After going on a date that night, James suggests that he take Emily and her mother on a sightseeing tour around the area, but the fun holiday vibe is soon ruined when their car is rammed, James is rendered unconscious and both Emily and her mother are kidnapped by some local gangsters.

The pair eventually manage to escape, but not before Emily accidentally kills the only son of Morgado, the gang's leader. With an enraged Morgado on their trail, Emily and her mother set off on a hourney through the jungle in a race to reach the US embassy before the gang catches up with them.

Does it deliver?

If you're a fan of Amy Schumer's brand of comedy then you'll probably find plenty to like about Snatched. Goldie Hawn's return to the screen can't prevent some of the gags falling flat, but it's a welcome return to the screen nonetheless. You can find a trailer for the film below...


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