Director: Judd Apatow
Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Colin Quinn, Brie Larson, and more.
Comedy is an intricate genre. There are so many different ways to make audiences laugh and so many comedy genres to do so. Trainwreck brings the laugh through sexual and blunt humor, much like Amy Schumer’s style of stand-up. She makes constant jokes about sexual innuendos and also constant jokes that comes out as blunt honesty. For some, not their cup of tea but for many, this movie has done quite well and hits them right in the funny bone (which I understand is not quite funny at all but….you get the gist.
This story follows the life of Amy (Amy Schumer) as she goes about life in a questionable way that some may not understand. At a young age her father would tell her to not be tied down, ultimately not to fall in love. Amy held this concept true and would go on to live her life having many intimate partners but never one that she stayed with.
As she carries on with her personally enjoyable ways, the story also follows two other aspects of her life; her job and her family. Amy is employed by a shock value magazine company and while on the job her boss requests her to conduct an interview with a sports doctor, Aaron (Bill Hader), after she expresses her distaste for sports, her boss then sees this as the perfect opportunity for some shock writing. As the story unveils, Aaron becomes a love interest of Amy’s whom she soon falls for and questions her own ways of staying away from love or letting herself fall which becomes a very difficult task for herself and Aaron.
Lastly, the story of Trainwreck follows Amy and her family life. Amy has a close relationship with her father (Colin Quinn) and her sister (Brie Larson) and throughout the film, her father is sick and the sisters choose to put him in a home for his well-being. As the film continues, his health deteriorates, the sisters become worried as they try to manage his personal belongings and ultimately do everything they can to keep him in his best spirits.
Trainwreck was an overall decent comedy film. Personally, I am not a fan of Amy Schumer’s as I find a lot of her humor dry and boring. That same crude, sexual, and dry humor was present throughout this film but she did have me laughing on multiple occasions. Bill Hader, however, had me rolling throughout the film. I am a fan of his and thought he did an excellent job portraying the hopeless romantic, rich, and sports loving doctor. Also there were many sports figures in this film whom also did quite a good job at their comedic performances like LeBron James, John Cena, and Amer’e Stoudemire. Overall, I did enjoy the film but I found it boring and dragging at certain points but it definitely had its moments and as I stated before; It’s Amy Schumer’s humor in the movie. She wrote the script and she is the lead female. Be ready for her style as it is not for everyone but it is surely funny frequently throughout the film.
One word: Raunchy
Get yer booze ready.