Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo – enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment…
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Come on, you are one of the top comedians of today; you've casted Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, Ezra Miller, everyone from SNL, Daniel Radcliffe and a bunch of dogs; but you still make a mediocre romantic-comedy female version of every single gigolo movie cliché? Why, Amy Schumer, why?
This is a very funny act by Amy Schumer and the other characters are keeping up as well. Apatow has a very fresh sense of comedy, so Trainwreck is another sarcastic trip to young-adult life - I just think it should not go cliche at the final part: one thing breaking its freshness is trying to mend a very fucked up girl's saga with a traditional blockbuster romantic ending. At the end I wish this film had more balls.
Dissed by people who wouldn't like it even if it stuck to its gun, and shunned by Amy Schumer fans who feel (not wrongly) that throwing away her booze and going all cheerleader qualifies as selling out, Trainwreck is actually not a bad movie. There are huge, unpleasant concessions to genre norms at the end, but the path there revitalizes Apatow and provides a fresh burst of femme-centered comedy. I'll take it.
Una película fallida: falla en hacernos sentir empatía por su personaje, falla en hacernos creer que el conflicto de su personaje es algo problemático, falla en no querer ser una comedia romántica y terminar siendo una (y una muy aburrida), falla, finalmente, en querer mostrar una femeneidad desprejuiciada e independiente y terminar mostrando un lado inequívocamente reaccionario y conservadoramente rancio. Mal, Judd.
There's a compelling 90 minute comedy encased in this 122 minute feature. The self-indulgent, lackadaisical nature of the storytelling means that the movie sacrifices a great deal of narrative momentum in pursuit of each tangent and improvisation. Regardless, "Trainwreck" proves exceptionally entertaining when parodying the toxic culture of men's magazines or pointing out the illogic in the modern dating scene.
This actress is a North-American sociological phenomenon, because she's unknown to me and I'm not interested in seeing her more often. This filmmaker is the darling of some French critics who thus ingloriously strives to maintain the glorious tradition of their ancestors. This film is non-existent except as a demonstration of how the romantic comedy is dead and how worse it gets with acts like this.
Schumer effectively launches herself through the Apatow aperture of disaffected rom-com drama. Equal to 'Knocked Up' and 'This is 40' for an edge that goes beyond formulaic representations of men and women in relational conundrums. Apatow could be more subversive, but there are enough acerbic elements to neutralise the more mawkish moments.
Overlong and lazy storytelling I've come to expect from Apatow. While the story is forced and predictable, and Schumer is dulled down, almost to the point of tame, there are still laughs to be had - though the athletes in secondary roles often stole many of the laughs. Full disclosure, would have never saw this film, were it not for a very cute girl making the pick.