Trainwreck (2015)

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Released:  Friday, July 17, 2015  
Length:  122 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Comedy
Rating: Trainwreck is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaUnder 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.


Synopsis

No contemporary filmmaker has chronicled the messy human experience with the eye and ear of a comedic cultural anthropologist like Judd Apatow. Hits as varied as those he’s directed, like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and those he’s produce. No contemporary filmmaker has chronicled the messy human experience with the eye and ear of a comedic cultural anthropologist like Judd Apatow. Hits as varied as those he’s directed, like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and those he’s produced, like Superbad and Bridesmaids, are all unified by their honest, unflinching, comic look at how complicated it is to grow up in the modern world.

Apatow has also built a history of helping break distinctive new comedy voices into the mainstream, from Seth Rogen to Lena Dunham among many others. Now, in his fifth feature film as a director, Apatow again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize.

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.d, like Superbad and Bridesmaids, are all unified by their honest, unflinching, comic look at how complicated it is to grow up in the modern world.

Apatow has also built a history of helping break distinctive new comedy voices into the mainstream, from Seth Rogen to Lena Dunham among many others. Now, in his fifth feature film as a director, Apatow again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize.

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.

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teddyjosweeney
 funny
9/16/2015 10:48 AM EDT

lynncat54
 Loved the movie! Great cast
7/15/2015 12:12 AM EDT

keishkray
 Thank for the free movie :)
7/14/2015 7:18 PM EDT

stariey17
 Thanks for the preview!!
7/14/2015 6:39 PM EDT

oscarcollazos
  my date had such a bad breath that I had to ask her to never call me again and to please lose my number.
7/12/2015 8:57 PM EDT

cinematicstatic
  During our movie, my date pulled up her skirt and said "well? Better hop to it."
7/11/2015 7:55 PM EDT

srivers107
 Went out with this guy to a movie & he fell asleep then started snoring extremely loud & someone who was next to us was like can he be quiet he would wake up & say what's wrong ??
7/9/2015 9:21 AM EDT

lynncat54
  always drive yourself to blind dates! At baseball game mine started spouting fire and brimstone to people he thought took our seat
7/9/2015 12:37 AM EDT

nyinfl
  My worst dating disaster was going out w this really cute girl, then going to the dentist only to find out it was her daughter when he had a drill in his hand
7/8/2015 11:37 PM EDT

prystine
  My worst dating disaster- my date from am online website. He revealed on our first and last date all about his debt, debt collectors harassing him, his therapist, his cat, his ex and his church he described as a cult.
7/8/2015 2:57 PM EDT

ronwarren
  I want to take a date to see this movie all I need is a pass, or she won't go out with me. thanks
7/8/2015 2:28 PM EDT

ztyroler
 Went on a blind date and it turned out to be my second cousin
7/8/2015 2:01 PM EDT

cathy33436
 Arranged to meet my date at a local bar, waited over 90 minutes to be stood up!!!
7/7/2015 9:19 PM EDT

jgifford06
 Eventually married a girl I dated. It was a horrible disaster!
7/7/2015 4:59 PM EDT

austinputnam
 Worst dating disaster: took a girl out who and told her I wanted to kiss her on the first date. Yea a little soon on my part.
7/7/2015 4:53 PM EDT
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Trainwreck Theatrical Review


Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) walks into a bar, drinks too much, picks up some random guy, and writes a script about it.  Welcome to the world of Trainwreck.  The hilarious comedy written by and starring Schumer that comes to theaters on July 17th.

From a young age, Amy is indoctrinated by her cheating father (Colin Quinn; Saturday Night Live) that monogamy is a bad thing.  She has avoided emotional intimacy her whole life, opting for a string of meaningless one night stands instead.  It seems to have worked for her so far. 

Amy drinks too much, smokes weed regularly, writes for a vulgar men's magazine, and has never had a long lasting relationship.  In fact, she purposely avoids them and thinks less of anyone who embraces the long held tradition of marriage and family, including her own sister, Kim (Brie Larson; 21 Jump Street).

When Amy, who despises sports, is asked to write an article about prominent sports physician, Aaron Conners (Bill Hader; Inside Out), she finds herself falling for the awkward, funny, sweet doctor.  Recognizing she is in love with him, she is determined to sabotage the whole relationship, rather than face her fears. It is only after she loses her dad, Aaron and her job that she is forced to re-evaluate her life and her relationship philosophy.  In true Hollywood fashion, she cleans herself up, grows up and does her best to win Aaron back.

While Schumer and Hader are great, the supporting cast brings the film to another level.  Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) is fantastic as Amy's boss Dianna, playing a more lighthearted character than we normally see from her.  Quinn does a great job keeping up with Schumer as her insulting, rough around the edges; say it like it is father.  John Cena (Fred: The Movie) adds a softer element as Amy's most likely gay, part time boyfriend (before she meets Aaron). Surprisingly, LeBron James add some truly comedic moments to the film, especially when he recites Kanye West's Gold Digger lyrics to Aaron.

The film starts out promising to be something a little different but ends up mostly being a romantic comedy with some crude humor thrown in.  It seems to be emulating Bridesmaids or Ted for the over the top insulting and disgusting humor but doesn't quite reach the same level as those films.  Most audiences will enjoy it, though, and laugh from start to finish.  I'm the odd man out; while I laughed at certain moments, I didn't find the film as funny as everyone else.  I also found myself distracted by the unusually short length of most of Amy's skirts and dresses which annoyed me the entire 2 hour running time. 

Schumer proves why she was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy for writing.  The script is sharp and funny with a touch of the human element thrown in.  Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) also does his usual fine job as director.

While Trainwreck wasn't my favorite film, you could find a worse way to spend your time and money.  For the majority of moviegoers, it will be a great, funny film that you will probably be talking about with your coworkers.  Grade: B

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