Film Review: Trainwreck
I'm freaking obsessed with this movie, and not even at a healthy level. I'm as obsessed with this movie as Amy Schumer is obsessed with drinking (in the movie, of course).
Jared and I went to a showing last week and we couldn't stop laughing. Amy slays.
*SPOILER ALERT BELOW*
This is not like every chick-flick around, even though it does have a happy ending, and I'll admit: is somewhat cliche. It's raunchy, unapologetic and real. A drunk, promiscuous writer is assigned the project of creating a magazine piece discussing the life and career of a famous, nerdy sports surgeon. The writer and surgeon fall in love, and along with it comes the various highs and lows of an adult, committed relationship.
With a star-studded cast of famous athletes and fantastic actors--from John Cena to Bill Hader, Amare Stoudemire to LeBron James, this love story is hard to beat in entertainment value. I haven't done enough reading to know if Amy Schumer's real life story is anything like the movie, but Amy's character is also named "Amy," and she seems to exhibit the same comedic personality.
I adore Schumer's attitude on feminism and removing the double-standard with women sleeping around vs. men sleeping around, however her character is quite self-deprecating and is aware that she is being, "a crazy, emotional trainwreck," and at times it felt like this was being justified by her gender. The character of Aaron (played by Bill Hader), her love interest is the stable person who tolerates her "craziness" throughout the film. He also vocally expresses his concern with her sex life.
The film ends with Amy getting fired from her job after being intimate with her 16 year old intern, later dancing with a group of New York Knicks' cheerleaders, stifling her initial opinion about this career choice and attempting to please Aaron/win his love back after a huge fight. If this were a feminist-statement film, I feel as though Amy's character would have realized her wrongs with the intern and righted them--sobering up, keeping her job and realizing that she didn't need a man to define her worth.
But, I understand that I might've just had too high of feminist hopes for this film, or knowing Schumer's work, I may have just assumed the film's sentiment too strongly before viewing. Other than the obvious cliches, this movie has to be one of my new favorite "chick-flicks" of all-time. Did I mention I couldn't stop laughing? For real. It is HILARIOUS.
What movie have you seen recently and loved?