Cert: 15 Runtime: 125 mins Director: Judd Apatow Cast: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, John Cena, Brie Larson, LeBron James, Colin Quinn, Ezra Miller and Tilda Swinton
Have you fucked before? Where is she buried?
Amy Schumer is becoming a behemoth within the world of comedy. I have watched a few of her stand up shows and I do like her. She has written and starred in Trainwreck directed by Judd Apatow. While I’m not the biggest fan of Apatow this seems like a fresh rom-com. I did anticipate Trainwreck to be be slightly different from your average rom-com but probably it’ll be the same as the others. So what is Trainwreck about? Ever since she was a little girl, Amy (Amy Schumer) was told by her philandering father (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a grown-up journalist, Amy is certainly taking after her dad – sleeping with a succession of people and barely staying around long enough to ask their names! But when Amy is sent to interview successful sports doctor Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), she soon finds herself questioning her promiscuous lifestyle…Trainwreck was interesting a skank as the the main character, she goes through men like a fat kid does with chocolate. Amy Schumer has some great comedic timing through out the film. She really is comfortable in the role. I imagine it was easier casting herself rather than anyone else since she created the character.
Bill Hader was hilarious as always a great casting choice. He did have some very dull moments but over all great job. But John Cena was fricking hilarious the scene in the cinema was amazing. There is a Mark Wahlberg joke in there that is just utter brilliance. LeBron James was ok in here but his jokes felt very forced upon the audience. I couldn’t believe Amy Schumer’s boss in the film was Tilda Swinton, she looked very different to anything I have seen her in before. This was a great high caliber cast but the dialogue in some segments was so dull and un-flattering. Like any Apatow film this is too long and this is what killed the film for me. I honestly don’t understand why he makes two hour plus films! A lot could of been cut out. The middle point of the film made Trainwreck very dull and very generic like any other rom-com. I hoped for something better and it didn’t deliver at all! If it went down to one hour thirty and a few script tweaks happened it could of been much better. The great cast chemistry carries Trainwreck to the finish line, it’s definetley a one watch kind of film. But if you like simple rom-coms go for it. Out in UK cinemas this Friday.