Judd Apatow directed this movie, the same dude who brought us Knocked Up, Funny People, Bridesmaids, and This is 40, and I'd never seen any one of his films, except This is 40, which I kind of walked out of when we were watching it on iTV. It seemed to be rude as heck and the most interesting thing was showing how after 40, in the blink of an eye, you turn 90. Fine, but Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann didn't seem to deliver any sort of likability to the role. In Trainwreck, Amy Schumer drives the movie with flying colours. She works at S'nuff, a men's magazine, and she's in charge of writing an article about sport doctor named Aaron Conners after the idea was pitched and Amy thought it was stupid. Something she personally hates and never got into is sports themselves, but her boss Dianna thinks her voice would be the best, or should I say bed? Cause what turns into an ordinary relationship stays an ordinary relationship, and Amy isn't drunk. Well, not sober but below average on the alcohol pole.
Amy's character was so used to only having fun with one guy, that when she has a deep conversation with a charming man named Steven, she confuses herself into leaving him. Shame, cause I really wanted to see him more often. I don't know how much they paid LeBron James to star in the movie, but he doesn't really give or take away anything from the project. The movie opens with a scene said to be from and looks like 1982, of Colin Quinn yelling at his two daughters about life after divorce and will make little kids not like their toys anymore if they sneak out of bed and behind the couch. Along the way of the movie, my mind wandered occasionally while the filmmakers process the moral about family here. I find that having the courage to sleep with just about anyone while too scared to have a baby and a real relationship was weird, but the movie's empathy made me rethink the matter. I also didn't know if blaming someone for not keeping their phone up would cause such a serious fight and a huge misunderstanding, but I guess...it could happen.
If anyone asked me if I thought the movie was too long, I'd have to say I don't really know. Oh, by the way, Bill Hader plays Amy Schumer's first real love interest, and I didn't really believe in his relationship with LeBron James, that was sometimes but not always annoying, but this should be a great place to get to the comedy, because I will admit, the theatre was laughing out loud numerous times. I was giggling. The jokes really do often work, especially when Amy's trying to teach Aaron subtle manners about paying the bill and fails utterly, as well as an exercise scene with computer generated muscles. With the Daniel Radcliffe Dogwalker movie in the movie, I also had a mixed relationship about it. I admit, it was very stupid but intentionally stupid, and isn't entirely a, well, Trainwreck. Oh, and you can talk about a tampon joke that Amy says during a "most-embarassing-moments" game. Was it funny? Were the actors acting in not being amused? Or was it really not funny? Yes, yes, and no for me.
In the end, Trainwreck was a fine ride that actually hits a lot of notes right on the drama and sometimes on the comedy and though it may get overlong and a bit annoying, Judd Apatow does enough things right to please me; I'd rather see Amy Schumer play with a kid my age without foreplay than Leslie Mann and Ant-Man showering together.