SNATCHED (R13, 90 MINS), DIRECTED BY JONATHAN LEVINE,
It should have been comedy gold. You’ve got the loveable comedy queen, Goldie Hawn, finally back on the big screen after a 15-year hiatus. You’ve got Amy Schumer, the current bad girl of comedy, riding a high since her 2015 smash hit Trainwreck. You’ve even got a stellar supporting cast that includes Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz and (a mute, but still funny) Joan Cusack.
Yet while Snatched may be many things, comedy gold isn’t one of them.
The film starts out promising enough. Schumer is in her element as the self-absorbed, selfie-taking party girl Emily, who gets fired from her retail job, then dumped by her muso boyfriend.
Stuck with two tickets to Ecuador and unable to persuade any of her friends to join her, Emily hits up her mum, Linda (Hawn), to help her ‘‘put the fun in non-refundable’’.
Linda, a divorced, anxietyridden cat lady, takes a bit of convincing: ‘‘Everybody knows