The Humans

Director: Stephen Karam
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 0.5

Right around Turkey Day, Erik Blake (Richard Jenkins), his wife Deirdre (Jayne Houdyshell), mother "Momo" (June Squibb) and daughter Aimee (Amy Schumer) gather at the barren apartment of his other daughter Brigid (Beanie Feldstein) and her boyfriend Richard (Steven Yeun) in Manhattan where they eat, complain about a lack of money, express concerns over physical health (Aimee has intestinal issues) and Erik worries about what's going on outside their decrepit walls.  Karam adapted this from his one act play, and the lack of actual substance is more than apparent - he also doesn't feel the need to make it seem like anything but a stage production, with his camera sometimes placed a room away from his characters (while other times it's pressed right against them).  It gives the impression of someone who saw August, Osage County and wanted to do something similar, but didn't quite have the ability.  Also, Showers in Holes sounds like a great name for an indie band and I would wear their T-shirt proudly.