Since she was a little girl, Amy (Amy Schumer) has been taught that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment. But when she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of a new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be onto something.
First off, let me mention that it takes a lot to make me have a gut-wrenching laugh. A lot of comedies have let me down because they're intended to be funny, but fall flat. Trainwreck didn't do it for me as a comedy but I enjoyed the romantic aspect of the film.
Trainwreck stars Amy Schumer, who I'd hang out with any day of the week. As one of my favorite actresses, Amy plays a girl named, well, Amy who has a fear of commitment. But she apparently has no fear of HerpaGonaSyphlAids (my own made-up medical term) because she spreads her legs for anything on two feet. She's all about the fun and games, but considers a serious relationship to be a prison sentence.
At one point, Amy hooks up with a guy who is played by John Cena of WWE fame. He's the one who actually made me laugh throughout the movie. As a big, buff guy he is confused about his own sexual orientation. A conversation ensues at the movie theater that makes Amy realize that her man may not be batting for her team.
It's while Amy is given a writing assignment for a sports doctor that she starts to fall for the man being interviewed. Her heart starts to open to the possibility of a real relationship. She lets down her guard and falls in love. When things start to go south, Amy would rather run than stick it out. She must learn to work through the relationship to be with the man who is right for her.
There's a lot of drunken debauchery and soft porn played in this film. It's definitely not one to watch with the kiddos. I thought the film in its entirety was edgy and entertaining.
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