Trainwreck is the new movie written by and starring Amy Schumer, also starring Bill Hader and a few other easy recognizables, directed by Judd Apatow.
Amy (Schumer) is a writer for a candid magazine that focuses on sex, sports and shaming. The movie begins with Amy and her little sister receiving an explanation from their father on why monogamy is not something that we can do- begin laughing at this point- using dolls as the basis for his argument.
She is assigned an article to interview a sports surgeon, Aaron Conners (Hader), who is revolutionizing a particular knee surgery. Throughout the movie there are several cameo’s of sports figures, old actors (Bueller?) and some other surprises.
Apatow does a great job, again, of framing modern day adult relationships. You see the reality of life throughout the entire movie. There are several parts that did seem to drag on, I was checking my watch periodically to see how long we had been in the movie, but other than those 2-3 scenes I was entranced by the story unfolding before me.
Who is this for? Adults- Teens and below, possibly even those in their early 20’s, will probably not enjoy this other than the sports figure cameo’s.
Who is this not for? See above… and anyone who is strictly action or suspense oriented.
My recommendation? If you are a beyond die-hard Apatow fan- it’s worth checking out in the theater- personally, I would have waited until Redbox or Vudu-