Trainwreck

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Trainwreck

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Amy Schumer is a comedy superwoman: Her stand-up is funny as hell, she’s a viral sensation, and lately she’s become every feminist’s girl crush. Now she’s the best thing to happen to Hollywood since the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler double act. Schumer’s new autobiographical comedy, Trainwreck, about a commitment-phobic NYC writer, is the funniest film of the summer—outrageous and out to make you think.

The posters say “from the guy who brought you Bridesmaids” (meaning superproducer Judd Apatow), but Trainwreck is more of a straightforward rom-com, with one big difference: Schumer plays the traditional “man” role. She’s hard-partying, promiscuous Amy, a writer for a Maxim-esque rag that publishes articles like “How to talk your girlfriend into a three-way.” But when assigned to interview a sports surgeon (Bill Hader, adorable), Amy cracks and gets serious. 

Trainwreck isn’t perfect. An emotionally weak ending feels like a cop-out. But you can forgive this film a lot. You forget how limited so many movies’ ideas of women are until Schumer launches into an extended tampon joke. It’s a film about everyday sexism and double standards. Schumer is calling this stuff out, but you only realize this when you stop laughing. Wince-inducing in many ways, Trainwreck has its priorities right.

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Release details

Rated:
R
Release date:
Friday July 17 2015
Duration:
125 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Judd Apatow
Screenwriter:
Amy Schumer
Cast:
Amy Schumer
Bill Hader
Brie Larson
Tilda Swinton

Users say (3)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Tastemaker

Not a trainwreck…


I went to see the movie hoping for the originality and freshness promised by the critics. At first it was just that. Something different in the world of rom-com. Filled with risqués moments, focusing on how you can enjoy being single, getting passed out drunk, having sex with random strangers and still being happy and feeling fulfilled.


But halfway through, the feel of the movie changes. If you like romantic movies, you’ll love the somewhat cliché and predictable scenario. But if you wanted something new, you’ll feel like you’ve been cheated on.


tastemaker

This movie is HILARIOUS. The cast is amazing and it's so freaking funny and classic. Bill Hader kills it.


I tried to keep my expectations of this film in check as I'd heard really good things then other people had hated it. I went in with some hesitation but for me it was pure genius. Schumer nails the portrayal of single, mid 30s women from all over the world trying to make sense of the ridiculous state of dating in this modern era. Her struggles are our struggles. Cute, laugh out loud funny and totally relatable. Check it out if you're sick of the usual romcom crap out there.