I saw Trainwreck with Amy Schumer a few years ago and much like everyone else I thought it was pretty good. However, I think people are finally waking up to the fact that Amy Schumer is a one trick pony and that trick has gotten really old really fast. After she blamed ‘Alt-Right trolls’ for her Netflix comedy special flopping a couple of months back, it will be interesting to hear the excuse for this critical flop known as Snatched.
Amy Schumer plays an emotionally immature woman pushing 40 (stop me if you have heard that before) who needs to find a person to go to Ecuador with after her boyfriend dumps her. When none of her friends want to be seen with her, she is stuck taking her mother and hijinks ensue. Amy Schumer simply isn’t as funny as she thinks she is, no other way around it. Her narcissistic man-child shtick has no satire behind it, it’s just a tired form of comedy we have all seen and have been tired of before. The only thing that can be remotely described as enjoyment is a running bit between Ike Barinholtz, who plays Schumer’s even more retarded older brother and a state department officer and it is at that moment you realize that you would rather be watching a film about these two, than the film you are actually getting.
Snatched is a poorly written first draft of Trainwreck where Amy Schumer is even more unlikable and less funny. As if I need to be any blunter, I think comedy and Amy Schumer needs to take a break, go on a vacation with Seth Rogen and forget to come back, maybe then we can get fewer movies like this and go back to making people laugh.