BLU-RAY REVIEW: TRAINWRECK

Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow take on the story a young woman who meets a “good guy”, which puts her thoughts on a non-monogamous relationship to the test.

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I have to admit that I never was eager to see this film. To be honest, I almost dreaded it. The plot was not my cup of tea, and the subject matter of the person who sleeps around and cannot commit to anyone, had already been done before.  But after finally watching this film, I must admit that I was wrong.

Schumer plays Amy Townsend, a writer for a lusty men’s magazine, which consist of articles such as “Does garlic effect the taste of sperm?” or “Are you gay or is she boring?”. The articles though unflattering, don’t phase Amy, whose outlook on life is unconventional. The magazine is run by the sensational Tilda Swinton. Swinton is somewhat unrecognizable here as she throws away her normal quirky wardrobe and delivers some of the film’s funniest lines. After a hilarious editorial meeting scene, Amy is sent to interview sports-medicine doctor Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), who treats and befriends athletes such as LeBron James and Amar’e Stoudemire.  As Amy and Aaron begin a relationship with one another, though awkward at times, Amy feels something that she has never felt before.

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The movie has its laughs throughout the film. What Trainwreck did, in its favor, was that it churned out something that was not known in the romantic comedy world. The films that we have all seen before have the men in the noncommittal form, while the woman hopes that the “man of her dreams” will want her as much as she wants him. But that is not the case in Trainwreck. Here, the roles are reversed, and the sweet/romantic factor is almost left by the wayside. Trainwreck is anything but sweet. I mean, whose life really turns out like a Meg Ryan rom-com? Trainwreck is not your stereotypical romantic comedy. This movie is unconventional on so many levels, but is definitely worth a watch.

Trainwreck

Directed by: Judd Apatow

Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, and Tilda Swinton

Rating: B-

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