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Sunday, August 09, 2015

Trainwreck (Directed by Judd Apatow; Written by Amy Schumer)

Since she was a little girl, it has been drilled into Amy's head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy is not realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo - enjoying a life free from boring romantic commitment - but in reality, she is kind of in a rut. When Amy finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she is writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, this trainwreck starts to wonder if other grown-ups may be on to something.

Starring: Colin Quinn, Devin Fabry, Carla Oudin, Amy Schumer, John Cena, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller, Brie Larson, Bill Hader, LeBron James, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Matthew Broderick

My thoughts on this film: Amy Schumer is a very likeable comedian. Her scenes are replete with comedic undertones and most of the humour is brainy, personal, and sweet.
If you are not into seeing scenes of fully nude bodies, like wrestler Jon Cena making love to Amy, this is too gross and vulgar for you. However, it sets the film up to show an otherwise likeable and successful girl who just wants to get it all in. Live the full NY experience. But a little too full. Amy works and has to come up with stories for a Men's magazine that is nothing but crude.
Tilda Swinton is completely unrecognisable as the also funny Head of the magazine.
Amy drinks and is pretty much out of control, wanting no future entanglements with any man. This is all in contrast to her sister, who is married to a nerdy guy, but lovable, decent, and happy to be a stepmother to her husband's son, who is a character himself.
The story is also led by LeBron, who can act as naturally as any actor I have seen - well, he is acting as himself.
The humour in this story seems natural, although Amy relies on one-liners.
Overall, it is nothing out-of-this-world, but a good laugh and a good time!

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