American writer and director Jonathan Levine has managed to build-up quite the reputation for himself as a dependable producer of studio comedies that consistently please general audiences. Films like the cancer survival story 50/50 from 2011 and the zombie rom-com Warm Bodies from 2013 served to allow the young filmmaking talent to hone his chops behind the camera – before making his biggest mainstream feature to date, with the sophomoric Christmas-themed affair The Night Before in 2015.
Likewise, stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and producer Amy Schumer has firmly established herself as a force to be reckoned with, following her tenure on the original Comedy Central sketch series Inside Amy Schumer starting in 2013, as well as her work in writing the original screenplay for the 2015 Judd Apatow-directed feature film Trainwreck. The upcoming mother-daughter adventure movie Snatched will see Schumer and Levine working together in a big way.
In the footage featured above and below, viewers can get their first look at Snatched – in both red band and green band trailer form – and begin to anticipate all of the shenanigans that Schumer and co-star, and all-around Hollywood royalty, Goldie Hawn can expect to get into when their mother-daughter vacation to South America goes awry in more ways than one. After being unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend back home, Schumer’s character in Snatched decides to take her mother on a trip with her, and hilarity inevitably ensues.
Featuring an original screenplay written by The Heat and Ghostbusters writer Katie Dippold, Snatched feels like a fairly thin premise that has been stretched to its breaking point a few too many times already. Levine previously tested his viewers’ patience with the stereotypically jaded holiday romp The Night Before, and with his latest directorial effort he and Schumer appear to be making some of the same mistakes on a broader, international scale.
Only time will tell whether or not Snatched proves to be another big hit for Schumer in the way that Trainwreck was – and with an original live-action Barbie movie also in the works for theatrical release in 2018, the stand-up comedian isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Let’s all just hope that Levine, Dippold, and Hawn are able to come together to offer the best version of Schumer’s ostentatious brand of humor with Snatched, as dictated by the conventional confines of your average studio comedy.
Snatched will see theatrical release in the U.S. on May 12, 2017.
Source: 20th Century Fox