Tuesday, August 4, 2015

MOVIE - Trainwreck

R (2:02)
Wide release 7/17/15
Viewed 8/3/15 at ElCon with Sheila
RT Critic: 85   Audience:   77
Cag:  5/Loved itt
Written by Amy Schumer
Directed by Judd Apatow
Universal Pictures

Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, 

My comments:  Amy Schumer is hilariously funny, terrifyingly honest, and has a serious side that is unexpected and welcome.  I say this because she wrote this screenplay as well as starred in it, and I was impressed on both counts. It was pretty raunchy, which might be off-putting to some, but I loved how very, very real it made the protagonist.  Having LeBron James as one of the characters was so much fun ... and he did a great job!  And casting Bill Hader was genius.  He was so perfect for the role!  What a great flick.

RT Summary:  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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