An exhausted dead end for a type of comedy that Schumer and Lena Dunham, in particular, became famous for in the last decade.
In "Snatched," Schumer is indulged all of her worst tendencies.
Snatched is a trip very much like the one it portrays: one that, in the end, does a pretty poor job of putting the "fun" in "unrefundable."
Almost entirely laugh-free.
This mother-daughter comedy is flimsy for sure, but watching the dynamic comic duo of Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer mix it up on screen is not be sniffed at. They're rock stars.
Schumer and Hawn go dutifully through the film's paces, animating the movie with their mere presence while the best elements of their art stay in the closet for next time.
Not every scene in "Snatched" is quite that successful, but it's very clear that a real effort was made so that nothing was ever tossed off. Every scene has its comic hook - some better, some worse, some hilarious.
The most depressing Mother's Day present since Mommie Dearest, only not half as funny.
Hawn has more to offer than this, and Schumer is the right partner to bring it out of her. But "Snatched" isn't the right vehicle for them.