She Came In Like A Wrecking Train (Film Thoughts: Trainwreck)

poster-largeAmy Schumer – I don’t know how I feel about her. I have not reaally seen her Comedy Central show “Inside Amy Schumer,” and the only thing I know about her humour is that it has a lot of sexual references. But after seeing “Trainwreck,” I have become an instant fan.  I just get her jokes, I get her comedic tone, I get *her.* As a matter of fact, as soon as I got home, I put her television show on my DVR. Yes, I liked the movie a lot, even if I was skeptical about it, and I harbor a little resentment towards these Judd Apatow raunchy comedies since it drove away conventional rom-coms. But you can’t really get too mad at this movie, because it is entertaining. Amy Schumer’s screenplay has wit, and she has charm, and it boasts a great cast – Tilda Swinton has her boss steals scenes, and it is so hard to that to Schumer. Plus, who knew that John Cena and Lebron James both had good timing. (To be honest, I did not know much about them before seeing this movie)  I thought the last quarter could have been trimmed a little bit, as things kind of slowed down, and the end tone was a little bit in contrast with the overall vibe of the film. And, i think if the leading man was a more conventionally handsome man, it would have worked better. (Bill Hader was more than fine in his role, though)  Still, I found myself laughing a lot – and that very rarely happens because I am jaded and bitter.  So props to Amy, you came in like a wrecking ball.

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