Friday, July 3, 2015

Trainwreck Review
Released Date: July 17, 2015
Running Time: 2 hours 2 minutes
Rated R


Director: Judd Apatow
Writer: Amy Schumer

Colin Quinn as Gordon
Devin Fabry as Nine Year Old Amy
Carla Oudin as Five Year Old Kim
Amy Schumer as Amy
John Cena as Steven
Dave Attell as Noam
Vanessa Bayer as Nikki
Tilda Swinton as Dianna
Randall Park as Bryson
Jon Glaser as Schultz
Ezra Miller as Donald
Brie Larson as Kim
Evan Brinkman as Allister
Mike Birbiglia as Tom
Norman Lloyd as Norman
Bill Hader as Aaron
LeBron James as LeBron James
Marisa Tomei as Marisa Tomei
Method Man as Temembe
Victoria Dicce as Donald's Mother

Review by The Secret Screener

Trainwreck is a comedy with aspects of spoofing a film, love story, and drama with tons of ridiculousness thrown in too. The story revolves around Amy (Amy Schumer) who is taught by her dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy is a waste of time, and that she should go out and do what she wants with who she wants whenever she wants, without having to answer to anybody. And due to that some of Amy's actions in the film were straight out a "How to be a Player" handbook. If you love Amy Schumer's type of comedy you'll love it. Sadly I'm not a big fan of her's.

It was an okay film, not amazing, but nothing to write home about. It bounced around genres a lot and at times felt like it was all over the place instead of focusing on the main plot. I walked in to the film not expecting much, due to that I laughed a few times and was amused. One important thing that stood out to me was that it's directed by Judd Apatow. I was a huge fan of his earlier films, but this one felt like he phoned it in at times. It was the least like a Judd Apatow film of his I've ever seen. One thing (if you do choose to go see it) to keep your eyes peeled for is the cameos by comedians and actors you normally wouldn't associate with comedies. Mark my words, WWE's John Cena steals the show in his scenes. I hope the guy does more comedic roles in the future. 

All in all, I have to rate this 1 and a 1/2 stars out of 5. It was ok to spend the 2 hours 
and 2 minutes watching it, but not something I would suggest for people to run to the 
theater to watch. It'd be a good rental or cable watch. Not worth the price of the ticket in my opinion. 


The Secret Screener

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