Amy Schumer had a massive comedy hit with her 2015 movie Trainwreck, but hasn’t been heard of since on the big-screen side of things, instead focusing on her TV series Inside Amy Schumer and her stand-up comedy career (and writing a movie with BFF Jennifer Lawrence). But Schumer finally has a new movie coming out and fans can look forward to more of her signature brand of daringly-observant sexual humor mixed with more than a little self-deprecation.
Schumer’s new movie Snatched pairs her with screen legend Goldie Hawn, and there has already been a controversy surrounding the film. Hawn and Schumer were taken to task after promoting the movie by doing a parody version of the Beyonce video “Formation” in which they danced and lip-synced lyrics. Some accused Schumer of being tone-deaf and even racist after the video dropped, and Schumer later apologized. Now a new trailer for Snatched has come out, and Schumer likely won’t have to apologize for it.
The second trailer for Snatched (via 20th Century Fox) gives us a taste of what the comedy team of Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn will be like (a previous red band trailer gave us a better sampling of the movie’s raunchier elements). The trailer quite naturally focuses on Schumer and Hawn but also gives a taste of the overall plot, which involves a group of criminals kidnapping the stars – who must then escape from their captors (something that, of course, represents a bonding moment for the mother and daughter duo).
Things get naughty as you would expect, but they also get violent like when Schumer hits one kidnapper with a shovel and Hawn remarks that she could see the guy’s brains. The violent element of the movie could be problematic given Schumer’s vocal anti-gun-control stance, and the trailer seems to address this issue. The promo concludes with a scene where Schumer holds a gun on a kidnapper and threatens to shoot him, and Schumer is so reluctant to pull the trigger that she begins counting down from 100. The message seems clear: if you have to shoot someone, at least feel bad about it.
Much of this looks like very familiar Amy Schumer territory: at one point a man hits on her and she assumes he’s hitting on the provocatively-attired woman sitting nearby, then she realizes she’s actually the object of the man’s attentions and suddenly becomes bold. The bits between Schumer and Hawn seem to skew toward generation-gap humor, and it looks like the two have good chemistry, at least from the little taste provided in the trailer.
Though Schumer didn’t write the script for Snatched, the film’s brand of humor feels very Schumer-like, which should please fans of Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer (no doubt Schumer had plenty of input despite not having an on-screen writing credit). 20th Century Fox is hoping lots of Schumer fans will turn out as they’re giving the movie a high-profile summer release date. Trainwreck was a big hit in 2015, and we’ll see if Schumer can follow that up with a second comedy smash when Snatched is released this May.
Source: 20th Century Fox