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If I were to sum up “Trainwreck” in just 3 little words – Those choice words of mine would be – “Shallow. Tiresome. Rubbish”. But, on the other hand – If you happen to be someone who likes watching pure empty-headed drivel (where its main character is nothing but an annoying flake), then, yes, “Trainwreck” is definitely a movie tailor-made just for you.
You know, it really figures that “Trainwreck’s” screenplay was written by z-grade actress/comedienne, Amy Schumer (who, as expected, also played the female lead in this dumber-than-dumb mess of pure nonsense).
I really couldn’t stand the way that Schumer seemed to want her character to be perceived as being adorably cute and outrageously shocking both in the same moment. Yeah. I really got totally sick of that phony baloney rubbish in no time flat.
Anyway – With that all said – I seriously think that the only way for anyone to watch “Trainwreck” is to view it in super-duper “fast-forward” mode. And, then, just forget about it.
I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to watch this movie. Amy Schumer’s stage act is somewhat raunchy, with a lot of sex jokes and crass language. And sure enough, there’s a fair amount of that in Trainwreck. However, it’s also very funny, often clever, and surprisingly sweet. Several of my favorite comedy actors have supporting roles, but there are also some surprising casting choices, all of which turn out delightfully. Tilda Swinton plays an especially awful human being, pro wrestler John Cena turns in a comedy performance many pro actors would envy, and basketball player LeBron James plays a sensitive best friend. Trainwreck is one of the funnier movies I have seen in recent years.
LeBron almost steals this movie!
While I am not a big fan of Amy Schumer, this actually could have been a decent film if it were about 20 minutes shorter. Lots of slow scenes in it, but it could have been better. I remember when I saw it in the theater I wanted to leave towards the end, while at home watching the DVD I just turned it off.
A delight start to finish. Pure comedy, with plenty of real human experience. A broken person still is worthy of love. I would recommend reading Amy Schumer’s book first so that you feel her sense of humor. It is rated R for good reason, but I laughed the whole way through, and almost cried a little too.
Blech. Tasteless and smutty jokes derail what could have been a real exploration of relationships, adulthood, & intimacy. Amy Schumer plays a party girl , working at a tacky “gents” magazine with the gross name of “S’nuff” (where “snuff” is a poor joke playing on snuff porn, where the woman gets killed; frequently this is faked but the message is the same). She gets sent to interview a sports doctor, a man whom she treats like other men (casual, uncommitted: due to her father’s advice to her as a little girl re: relationships as he experiences a bitter divorce). He’s portrayed as frightening her because he’s interested in a committed relationship. Unrealistic ending.
I typically like raunchy, foul mouthed comedies. I quickly found myself fast-forwarding through every scene with Amy Schumer. This movie was bad and just not that funny. I typically find her stand up whiny and sexist so I’m not too surprised that I found this movie unwatchable. As I’ve gotten older I’m much quicker about quitting on a movie. I just couldn’t finish this one.
Lebron James, Bill Hader, John Cena and Colin Quinn were doing a great job keeping scenes funny and alive for awhile.
In Trainwreck – Amy Townsend (a two-faced, stiletto slut) was so trashy (and so worthy of my complete contempt) that I loathed her immediately.
And all I wanted to do was to slap Amy’s stupid face, non-stop – (Yeah) – Right from Trainwreck’s totally unfunny opening sequence, through to this picture’s predictably “brain-dead” closing moments.
You know, I cannot understand, for the life of me, why so many people are literally falling all over themselves and offering up praise for this insipid, throw-away junk.
Yep. Trainwreck’s a real stinker. That’s for sure.
Painful to watch.
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LeBron James: Do you know Cleveland is great for the whole family?
Aaron: Yes, yes. Yes I do. You tell me that all the time. You randomly just text me that.
LeBron James: Man, What’s wrong with that?
Aaron: It’s just weird. It’s weird.
LeBron James: I got free texting.
LeBron: Okay, so you. You had the salmon. That’s about $14.
Aaron: What are you doing, man?
LeBron: You had two Cokes.
Aaron: Dude, are you trying to split the bill? Look.
LeBron: Look, I. Look, I told you those refills weren’t free. Yeah.
Aaron: No, no, no, no, no. We’re not splitting the bill. Pick up the check.
LeBron: Why do I have to pick up the check?
Aaron: ‘Cause you’re LeBron James.
LeBron: Listen, don’t look at me no differently now just because I got a little money. Look, I don’t know how long this coud last. Anything can happen. Right. I’m not about to end up like MC Hammer. Yeah. Listen, you owe $32.43.
Dad (part 1 of 2:) Dad: Girls, your mother and I are getting divorced. Don’t cry. I know you’re upset. I know you’re confused. I don’t know what your mother told you, but let me explain it from my side, in terms you can understand.You got your doll, right? You got your doll there. . You got your doll. You like your doll, right? . You love your doll. . Yes, you love the doll. But what if I told you. that was the only doll you’re allowed to play with the rest of your life? How would you feel? Sad.
Dad (part 2 of 2:) You’d feel sad. Of course. ‘Cause there’s a lot of other dolls on your shelves. And if you play with the other dolls, you can’t have that doll anymore. Even though that doll doesn’t really want to play with you at this point. You’re both living a lie. There’s other dolls you like, and they’re making new dolls every year. You want a stewardess doll? . What about a slightly overweight cocktail waitress doll? . What about a doll who happens to be best friends with your main doll? Yeah. It could happen, right? . A doll you only play with one day and never see again? Yeah! What about a doll where your friend’s playing with a doll, and he needs you to, you know, kind of man up with the other doll. You don’t even wanna play with that doll, but you do it. ’cause your friend’s playing with that doll. You don’t wanna sit there and leave the other doll unattended. . So that’s why me and Mom are getting divorced. Monogamy isn’t realistic.
Trainwreck (DVD) : Since she was little, it’s been drilled into Amy’s head by her dad 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; Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups might be on to something.
|Universal Pictures | Release Date: July 17, 2015 | R|
“Trainwreck” centers on Amy Schumer’s character, also called Amy, who was taught by her father (Colin Quin) that monogamy is not realistic or normal and we next meet her 23 later when she is the male version of most leads in romantic comedies such as Jim Carey, Will Farrell and that ilk. “Trainwreck” centers on Amy Schumer’s character, also called Amy, who was taught by her father (Colin Quin) that monogamy is not realistic or normal and we next meet her 23 later when she is the male version of most leads in romantic comedies such as Jim Carey, Will Farrell and that ilk. She is rude, crude, very promiscuous and doesn’t believe in spending a whole night with any of her tricks. (I did/do identify with the latter!)
Schumer also wrote the script which is basically ‘boy (Bill Hader as Aaron Conners) meets girl Hollywood cute, boy loses girl so the boy gets girl ending can happen. Whether it is due to Schumer, or the director Judd Apatow, there is a lot of male nudity, mainly full backsides, with one exceptional funny almost frontal nudity, and very little female nudity though Amy is shown in many sex scenes–almost always wearing a bra if not fully clothed.
Billed as a comedy I will say the audience, consisting of equal men and women, were laughing through most of it. I smiled here and there but didn’t have a really good laugh until 1 hour and 55 minutes into the 2 hour and 2 minute movie. I was also touched in 2 scenes and shook my head in a couple of scenes that seemed to be from another movie.
This is the first time I have really seen Amy Schumer and I enjoyed her performance but wondered if in real life she only wears too short skirts! I admired Bill Hader in last year’s “The Skeleton Twins” and he has a lot of chemistry with Schumer. Watching her first serious relationship, and the problems she has with it, makes for a different romantic comedy as does the leads not being pretty picture actors.
Due to Hader’s profession in the movie, as a sports medicine doctor/surgeon, there are a lot of cameos by sports names plus, as usual, in any Apatow movies there are cameos by names who don’t get billing until the end credits. Of the sports figures in the movie LeBron James has more than a cameo role playing himself as a skinflint cheap, and concerned friend of the doctor, being naturally funny and has a one on one basketball scene with Hader that cracked the audience up! Also in the film is Brie Larson as Schumer’s sister who is the complete opposite in her relationship of Amy with her husband, Mike Birbiglia. John Cena’s as Amy’s dumb, muscle bound, everything he says comes out with gay connotations, current friend with benefits and Tilda Swinton as her very strange boss are welcome additions as are Randall Park and Vanessa Bayer as co-workers. Norman Llyod, a 100 year old actor who has been working since 1932, adds some humor as a resident of the old folk’s home where Amy’s father is living.
Now, in the genre of “Bridesmaids” and “Spy”, “Trainwreck” furthers the reality that women can get as low as men. Is that a good thing? … Expand
Trainwreck movie reviews & Metacritic score: Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Amy Schumer) head by her dad (Colin Quinn) that m…