Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
Director: Judd Apatow
Cast: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn
Release Date: Jul 17, 2015
Rated R for strong Sexual Content, Nudity, Language and Some Drug Use
Runtime: 2 hr. 2 min.
Amy Schumer, comedy’s IT girl at the moment, first film is a solid romantic comedy. Yes, there’s here trademark vulgarity and wit but at it’s core it’s a rom-com anyway you cut it. That’s not a knock but you notice all the same beats in you’ve seen in every rom-com. In Judd Apatow’s hands its funny and sometimes insightful look into relationships and growing up to a certain extent. As with all Apatow films it’s overlong by a good half hour and there are some steady bits of deadtime. That being said, Schumer and Hader have good chemistry together with both settling into their roles comfortably. Schumer’s voice is rarely lost in the film which, outside of a weird love hate relationship with sports, is a good thing. Especially since a lot of comics can get sucked into becoming a parody of what made them famous. Trainwreck doesn’t reinvent the wheel but it just shows you that when done right, it does roll along just fine.