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Trainwreck

Trainwreck
Posted on August 24, 2015 by James Shults

Release Date: July 17, 2015

Director: Judd Apatow

Overall Rating: Good

A writer for a men’s magazine (Amy Schumer), who lives a non-monogamous life, begins a romance with the subject of the story she’s assigned to.

The Good

There are plenty of laughs from everyone involved as the cast turns in solid performances in this very amusing and clever comedy. Trainwreck even gets a surprisingly funny performance out of LeBron James.

The Bad

Amy Schumer’s character goes from non-monogamist to monogamist in what feels like an instant. There’s just not enough reason for it to have happened played out on screen. The changeover might have worked better if it took place over a few more scenes.

The Ugly

There’s a moment when Bill Hader’s character calls Amy Schumer’s character to see if she wants to see him again. Amy’s with her friend and the of them play it like it’s some unbelievable thing that this guy would call. The scene’s not silly enough to play as absurd. It just plays as an unrealistic reaction. Played well, however, on the other end of the line are Bill Hader’s character and his best friend LeBron James (playing LeBron James). The two have a fantastic exchange that does play on the absurd perfectly.

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