Wednesday, 9 September 2015


UK Release Date: 14th August 2015

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy (

Director: Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This Is 40)

Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson

Trainwreck's leads, Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, are placed in the different gender's shoes. Amy sleeps and boozes her way round New York, caring little for her nearest and dearest. Aaron (Hader) is the sensible, kind-hearted sports surgeon looking for a woman to settle down with. Aaron's presence threatens to turn Amy prim and proper, which scares her. With Judd Apatow directing and Schumer putting pen to paper, there's a level of assumption. The laughs come thick and fast and the serious moments are dappled with genuine humour. Schumer, Hader and Schumer's on-screen sister Brie Larson are compelling, in-depth characters, the latter two the likeable ones of the trio. Schumer pushes the character-audience relationship to the edge, bombarding us with a mixture of feelings. She's at her best in the serious sections, at her worst (spoiler) when scene-stealing WWE star John Cena breaks off their relationship. Schumer is the human definition of a trainwreck. She's is the most unlikely of leads, but that's why this is memorable and enjoyable movie.


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