Saturday, July 18, 2015

Trainwreck Movie Review

Amy Schumer & Bill Hader (r) star in Trainwreck

Promiscuity Killed the Cat

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Amy 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.

"Monogamy isn't realistic," but Judd Apatow's Trainwreck manages to poke fun at it, enough to make you laugh (at least early on, before it slips into drama mode.) Schumer's pleasant to watch; but (like most comedians/aspiring actors) she can't really act. That said, she can still tickle your funny bone (vomit, interacting with John Cena) and she's capable of holding your attention... with lapses of dullness in between. Sadly, her co-stars follow suit (relatively colorless, save for Cena and LeBron James) but Trainwreck's inevitably happy ending is cute enough to (almost) make you forget it's over two hours long.