I generally don’t go watch a comedy made by someone who I don’t know, unless they have a great buzz around it (like back in 2009 there was for The Hangover). However, I’m both a basketball and a wrestling fan, which brought to at least check out the trailer for Trainwreck, and of course I’ve always been an admirer of both Bill Hader and Judd Apatow, but I didn’t know who Amy Schumer was at all. Nevertheless, I was really excited to check this comedy flick out.
A friend of mine found a free screening a couple of weeks back here in Burbank, and he called me up telling me to go with him. Which I did. As of now, the movie will be placed in the top 10 of the year, no jokes. Not only because is a really good movie by itself, but because every detail of it was greatly menage to be top notch.
First of all, the casting: Amy Schumer with this movie becomes the new important face of american comedy, especially consider that she also wrote the movie; Bill Hader confirms himself as a very versatile actor, able to play whatever role; John Cena is surprisingly convincing in being a Rated-R comedy actor although his character on WWE TV forced him to be children friendly for 11 years now; Lebron James is also surprisingly funny and convincing in Bill Hader’s best friend role, and more surprisingly he mocks the idea a lot of people have of himself.
What about the script? One word: brilliant. Not only the characters and the jokes are funny, but it’s the idea behind it that makes it great. The story is about a girl who doesn’t believe in monogamy because her parents relationship; however she will find that guy who will put all her believes on the line. As you can see, it faces the phenomenon among under-30 (which include me of course) of not having something stable (aka a commitment) to favor the idea of free hookups, which in recent years became socially acceptable (especially thanks to apps like Tinder, although the movie doesn’t mention it). By being a comedy, you guys probably know what’s gonna happen to her, but here’s the thing: it doesn’t say whether monogamy is a good or bad thing, which I thought was pretty interesting.
Overall, the movie really deserves to be checked out. You won’t be disappointed.
PS: I challenge you to recognize Tilda Swinton at first sight.