MOVIE REVIEW: Schumer the conductor in Trainwreck comedy
Stars: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson
Director: Judd Apatow
Reviewer: Megan Mackander
Verdict: 4 stars
I'M GOING to put this out there.
Trainwreck is THE MOST hilarious movie you will see this year.
Trust me. You need to see this.
In a nod to "girl power", Amy Schumer plays Amy: a corporate New York woman on the go, who does whatever and whoever she wants.
Influenced by her womanising father from a young age, Amy grew up with the motto: "monogamy is not realistic".
She's a career-driven woman who works at a men's magazine called Snuff. Her demanding editor sends her out on an assignment to profile a sports doctor (Bill Hader).
Her usual routine of drinks, cab, home, sex, seeya does not go as planned and the pair start to fall for each other.
Yeah, I know it sounds like the usual rom-com script, but Trainwreck is so much more than that.
Amy is a fantastic character that turns the stereotypical "player" tag on its head.
"Don't judge me, I'm a sexual girl," says Amy at the start of the film in a voiceover. We see a montage of her booty calls and her fun-loving ways as she parties and meets men along the way, with zero emotional attachment.
I never thought much of stand-up comedian and funny "it Girl" Amy Schumer. Until this film. Now I love her. Her dialogue delivery is so frank and it's what every single girl thinks when she finds herself in awkward encounters. The MTV Awards host penned the script herself and it tells.
She is so comfortable with every line. And every line is so funny.
Director Judd Apatow (40-year-old Virgin, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up) has been gifted with Schumer's words and has sprinkled the film with his magic, but it's the leading lady herself who's the driver of this train headed straight for big- screen success.