Don’t wreck your weekend with a boring flick when you could be rolling on the floor with the latest Judd Apatow venture called ‘Trainwreck.’
Written and played by Amy Schumer starring opposite Bill Hader, the movie is funny and offers a refreshing look at a female lead who is anything but a typical heroine. The movie centres on Amy, a magazine writer in New York with a love for simple sex, one-night stands, fun and laughs but an aversion to commitment and mushy romanticism. Her sarcastic jibes at her sister Kim (Brie Larson) and Kim’s husband (Mike Birbiglia) bring out her dislike of marriage in general.
Amy is brash, rough, vulgar, pleasure-happy, anti-romance, fun and confident – everything that stereotypical female leads are not supposed to be and she is proud of being the girl who is neither nice nor thoughtful and doesn’t intend to be. Her ideas against monogamy in the movie come from her father Charlie(Colin Quinn) who impresses upon her the concept that “monogamy isn’t realistic.” Amy loves a one-night stand but does not stay over, nor does she allow any man to stay over at her place.
When her editor boss Dianna (Tilda Swinton) assigns her an interesting job – profile the life of a sports-medicine doctor, Aaron (Bill Hader), to the all-stars (which, by the way, ended is the victory of the AL on July 14, 2015!) – Amy’s life takes an interesting turn as she falls for this nice, sweet, kind guy but not without fighting tooth-and-nail every inch of the way! Oh & the guy is a best friend of guess who…. yeah LeBron James! You will even get a peek at Daniel Radcliffe (The Boy Who Lived) as a Dogwalker.
Speaking about the movie Schumer said, “I know that I have a lot to say, and I have really good intentions. And people are digging it and responding, so I’m waving everybody in like the third-base coach, like, ‘Yes, yes, c’mon.”
On the whole, Trainwreck offers viewers a refreshing take on a different kind of personality and lifestyle; now if only it were a teeny bit shorter! The movie is released by Universal Pictures and carries an R rating.