Amy (Amy Schumer) was told early on in life by her father that “monogamy isn’t realistic” due to the problems in his own marrage. Apparently Amy took this phrase a little too seriously because 23 years later, she is commonly getting drunk and having one night stands. She works for a magazine built around gossip and trash (think TMZ) so when her boss (Tilda Swinton) tells her to write a story on a sports doctor (Bill Hader), she is skeptical because she knows nothing about sports. It doesn’t take long before Amy sleeps with the doctor, but unlike her many other escapades, this time she falls in love.
When I saw first saw the trailer for Trainwreck I knew it was going to be gold. From the comedy to the charm, it had “feel-good love story” written all over it. Then I saw who was directing it and I was thrilled. Judd Apatow has directed one of the most revolutionary comedies to date in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (in my personal top 100), and many others such as Knocked Up and SuperBad. Not to mention that Bill Hader has slowly become gold to me and Amy Schumer is always loveable (watch out Jennifer Lawrence.) I knew I was in for a treat!
After the movie was over, I text my wife “solid 9,” and I truly believe that this movie will be a staple for comedy like The 40-Year-Old Virgin was. It is charming, funny, raunchy, emotional (yes emotional) and has a cast you can’t help but love. There are some big factors about this movie that will help it stand above the rest.
Trainwreck introduces Amy Schumer to the big screen and she is flawless in her transition from TV. She owns the role and you can’t tell this is her first starring role. Did you know that she also wrote the story? Something that took me by surprise was the amount of emotion added to this movie. There are several scenes that could potentially cause tears to roll and that is what is missing out of most romantic comedies. I loved how this movie feels realistic and not just scripted for a Hollywood movie.
The additions of John Cena and LeBron James as not “just cameos” really ups the charm and likeability. They both are in several scene and they don’t feel forced in. However, there are some great cameos such as Daniel Radcliff and Marisa Tomei in the spoof “The Dog Walker.” This again adds to my love for this cast and makes the charm skyrocket! Sure the story might seem formulaic and predictable, but the ending is one that stands on its own. As I was watching the movie, I was scared that the end was going to be lackluster and typical, however I believe the ending is one that will stick in people’s minds as something new and fresh which saves it from being “just another Rom Com ending.”
At the end of the day, Trainwreck not only confirms Judd Apatow as one of Hollywood’s biggest comedic minds, but shows us that both Amy Schumer and Bill Hader are pure gold! If you are someone who can handle some raunchy comedy, then you MUST see this movie. Go! Now! Co-starring Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Mike Birbiglia, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Jon Glaser, and Ezra Miller.
9/10 Stars – The best of 2015 (so far) and one of the best romantic comedies I’ve ever seen. The cast will steal your heart, make you cry and make you laugh!