Review: Amy Schumer is a real talent; no doubt about that. When she and the comedy colossus, Judd Apatow started to collaborate on Trainwreck, I predicted that there would be a real trainwreck. Famous last words! Trainwreck isn’t that ‘trainwrecking.
Sinking deep in subversive-cliche and bawdy feminism, Trainwreck tries so hard to humanize its main character, Amy (Schumer). She’s a father-induced commitment-phobic, who works to bring people down in a lifestyle magazines led by tanned boss (Tilda Swinton) and mocks her sister (Brie Larson — star of Short Term 12) for choosing a marriage life.
Trouble comes (yeah, trouble) when Amy is assigned to interview a sport doctor, Aaron (Bill Hader — who previously excels as a queer brother in The Skeleton Twins). They bump into each other – Aaron wants a serious relationship, but Amy’s what she is. Would there be a chance for Amy to change her mind?
The answer is: not really. It’s Schumer’s movie, which she wrote and got it directed by Apatow – who, for the first time, not working on his own script. Therefore, Schumer takes her freedom playing with her signatures. There’s some time when the comedy works, but some other times, there’s nothing but raunchiness and rudeness.
Amy’s character stays what she has been for the whole 2 hours. There’s a little moment of revelation which isn’t worth the wait. Usually, Apatow’s movies – the ones he directed or produced – has the laugh and the heart, but this one lacks of the latter.
It won’t matter if you like (or at least know) Amy Schumer prior to this. Well, if you won’t, Trainwreck is really annoying, although it’s funny.