Saturday, 22 August 2015

#56 TRAINWRECK

#56 TRAINWRECK



Starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn and John Cena. Written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Aptow. 125 minutes.

Amy Schumer is Amy a commitment phobic, uber-one-night-stander, who never, or rarely, does a sleep over. She's a journalist working for a New York men's magazine given the job of interviewing sports doctor, Aaron Conners (Bill Hader) for a feature. The two hit it off and for the first time in her life she tries to have a serious relationship. Meanwhile, her happily married sister is expecting her first child and their MS crippled father is slowly dying in a care home. After that you just need to join the dots from act one thru to three, ticking all the boxes until the happy ending.

Once again, not the laugh riot promised by the trailers, Amy Schumer is a brilliant, brave performer and very funny to boot, it's just this is much more of a sweet-natured romantic romcom, than a balls out, raunchy comedy and where as there are some raunchy moments, nearly all front ended, before Amy and Aaron meet up, the rest of the film is classic by-the-numbers rom com.

Bill Hader is great and the real life athletes work well, although special mention has to go to John Cena who is just amazing as Amy's sexually confused boyfriend who has one of the funniest scenes in the film during a cinema encounter with a heckler.

Good natured, warm and gooey with a heart, just a shame there wasn't more of Tilda Swinton and Amy's job.


I have to say I don't like Uptoad's work, but of all of his films, this is by far the least rubbish and nowhere near as hateful and despicably vile as This is Farty, sorry Forty. Oh and I don't mind Forty Year Old Virgin.

7/10

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