The Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn starring comedy Snatched plays like a ninety minute trailer for a movie that never arrives. It’s the kind of film so packed with promise and a handful of big laughs that one can’t help but be disappointed when it ultimately ends up going nowhere and doing nothing. It’s a frustrating experience, but not a singular one. Plenty of films show great amounts of promise without following through on any of it, but few films of this nature are made by people as talented and usually reliable as the ones who made Snatched.
The first-ever JFL42 festival hit the streets of Toronto from September 21 to 28, bringing together comedy, music, dance, art, and technology in a diverse mix of 42 shows around the city. For most festival-goers though, the focus was definitely on comedy, with shows by the likes of Louis CK, Amy Schumer, Patton Oswalt, and Todd Barry.