Amy Schumer was one of those anti-Trump comedians who blasted President Trump during the campaign and threatened to move to Spain if he won the election. But she didn’t leave — and when Schumer does berate Trump and his supporters at her stand-up shows, booing ensues, like it did in Tampa Bay, Florida earlier this year.
Schumer’s elitist attitude and unapologetic views on every volatile issue completely sucks the humility out of her shtick, and now people are starting to recognize how highly unlikable she is in every aspect.
Schumer’s recent Netflix special was blasted by viewers and was genuinely awful comedy, but her newest venture is sure to bring an end to her career, thankfully.
Amy Schumer is set to return to the big screen this weekend for the first time since 2015’s Trainwreck with the mother-daughter kidnap caper Snatched, alongside veteran actress Goldie Hawn, but negative early reviews from critics could threaten to spoil crucial word-of-mouth and dampen the film’s Mother’s Day weekend box-office prospects.
Snatched doesn’t hit theaters until Friday, May 12, but already reviewers from the New York Times, the Hollywood Reporter and IndieWire have derided the film as ‘lazy,’ ‘uninspired’ and ‘wildly scattershot.’
The film stars Schumer as Emily Middleton, who is dumped by her boyfriend just before a planned exotic vacation to Ecuador. While Middleton persuades her mother (Goldie Hawn, in her first film appearance in 15 years) to join her on the trip, the two get more than they bargained for as they try to survive after being kidnapped in the jungle.
In his review of the film, the New York Times’ A.O. Scott calls the film ‘lazy, sloppy and witless,’ and says Hawn in particular is ‘cruelly and inexplicably’ denied the ability to be as funny as she can be.
“Snatched is one of those movies that subscribes to a dubious homeopathic theory of cultural insensitivity by which the acknowledgment of offensiveness is supposed to prevent anyone from taking offense,” Scott wrote. “The idea is that if you use variations on the phrase ‘That’s racist!’ as a punch line a few times, nothing else you say or do could possibly be racist. Including, say, populating your movie with dark-skinned thugs with funny accents and killing a few of them for cheap laughs.”
And it’s no surprise that it’s awful because she wrote it. Schumer also wrote her feature debut, Trainwreck, which was also, for lack of a better word, a trainwreck.
Although Trainwreck received mostly positive reviews, Snatched is currently sporting a 36% on rottentomatoes, which is overwhelmingly low for a big budget rated-R comedy like this.
But some scathing reviews effectively captured its awfulness more than others.
“But perhaps the most harsh criticism of the film comes from IndieWire’s Kate Erbland, who calls it “criminally unfunny.’ Like Scott, Erbland says Snatched commits the ‘unforgivable sin’ of not allowing Hawn to ‘inhabit her stature as a great comedic performer.’
‘One character calls [Schumer’s character] ‘garbage’ (and makes her repeat the insult), while another tells her she’ll be safe from sex trafficking because she’s just not pretty enough, but even these attempts to add some meat to the undercooked film fall flat,’Erbland wrote, giving the film a D grade.
‘Pairing up talented comedians like Hawn and Schumer with a wacky plotline to match should spell comedy gold, but Snatched is about as cheap and disposable as a tourist trap tchotchke.’”
Here is the raunchy catastrophic trailer that will surely make you vomit. Viewer discretion is advised.
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— Hollywood Premier (@HPCStarkville) May 10, 2017
Surely this movie will bomb and Schumer will certainly become the new Pauly Shore.