Film Review: Trainwreck


Tonight after seeing a hilarious trailer, the girls and I went to watch Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck. Now I’ll be honest I’ve heard her name everywhere but had absolutely no idea who she was, I now officially have a soft spot for Amy. I’m still surprised I didn’t pee my pants because I was laughing the whole way through, it’s hilarious and so for my first film review I thought this would be a good place to start.

So I think the best way to explain what trainwreck is like is think American Bridget Jones but a million times funnier and a million times cleverer oh and a big dose of Lebron James ( who I now have the biggest crush on). I honestly think this could be the chick flick rom com of our generation because even if you don’t get wasted, smoke dope and have sex with a lot of men this film find a way to speak to you. For me it was a scene where people are talking about having kids around Amy, she’s freaks the f*** out and I just wanted to stand up in the cinema and shout YES, FINALLY SOMEONE GETS IT AND PUTS IT IN A MOVIE. Amy isn’t looking for love, at the beginning she’s pretty happy and has a successful job and her own apartment. The introduction of her love interest isn’t her being hopeless and letting go of who she is but letting someone in who can give her encouragement to be the best she can be.

I think Amy represents most of the people I know at some point in their lives, she’s happy she’s doing her thing. The best part though was that she didn’t change for anyone, she’s still herself the whole way through the film, there was no awful gym montague while she tried to ‘get skinny’ or complain with girlfriends endlessly. Amy just did her thing, her way.

The fact that Amy Schumer wrote this film makes me fall in love with it even more. I hate that thing when people are surprised when women are funny I mean hello we’re 50% of the world population, of COURSE we’re funny. Amy’s been able to write all kinds of characters in this film and I was laughing every few minutes, I’d happily sit through the film again and laugh just as much.  It’s great to see women kicking butt in Hollywood and women of a NORMAL size too. Hallelujah.

I think the only think I could say was a little bit of a let down was that there was some jokes that could be considered racist and that was a bit annoying, but I don’t know it was just something I noticed that didn’t really need to be there, like the fact that Amy doesn’t have any black friends is pointed out in the movie, something I just didn’t get. I’m not getting all keyboard warrior and slamming it but there were a few jokes that didn’t sit right with me that’s all.

If you haven’t guessed by now I’m going to give Trainwreck 5 stars *****! It was hilarious, a good story (with quite a few steamy scenes I’ll add) and I completely loved it. Amy Schumer has a true talent for comedy and it’s right that so many people are talking about her right now because she deserves it, I can’t wait to see what she does next. Oh and just as a note, if you are a little bit squeamish there are one or two little bits that might make you want to puke, just close your eyes, it’s fine.

See the trailer below and wet your appetite before you go an see this fab film for yourself!

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