Trainwreck (2015)


Judd Apatow

Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, John Cena, LeBron James, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton

Other notable appearances:
Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Method Man, Matthew Broderick, lots and lots of sports people

Running time:
125 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Bridesmaids, Sisters


Amy (Schumer) is living the high life. Partying, casual sex, infidelity and copious amounts of drugs and alcohol. That all changes when she meets Dr Aaron Conners (Hader). Can Amy accept monogamy as a realistic notion or is the relationship doomed to be another trainwreck?

This is one of the few rom-coms that I have not only enjoyed but loved without reserve.

Amy Schumer gives a stellar performance as Amy Townsend, the party girl journalist. Bill Hader is always a delight to watch perform and Trainwreck was no different. The range of emotions convincingly portrayed by both actors is impressive.

There are a lot of cameos in Trainwreck (and probably even more if you know anything about any kind of sportsball) but they never really feel forced in. The film’s overall vibe is fun and casual enough that you don’t really blink when Matthew Broderick shows up. Unless you love Disney and 80s films so your first instinct is to say “Simbaaaaa” or “Bueller. Bueller. Bueller.” when he appears on screen. There’s a good chance that’s just me though. I seem to have gone off topic.

There are a few heavy moments throughout Trainwreck so don’t think you can get away with watching is sans-tissues just yet. The film is an emotional rollercoaster but there are more than enough laughs to keep you smiling, even through the rough patches.

Overall Trainwreck is a funny slice of life film that will appeal to most romance, comedy and rom-com fans. It might even surprise viewers who aren’t usually fans of these genres.

Rating: 5/5

‘I like you, Amy. You’re clever but you’re not too brainy. You’re prettyish but you’re not too gorgeous. You’re approachable.’

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