Must See – Trainwreck

Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader
Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader

Amy Schumer is fast-becoming one of my favorite comics – I recently saw a review which called her a “female Louis CK.” She wrote the screenplay for Trainwreck and Judd Apatow directed.

The movie packs lots of emotion in its two hours – smart, funny, poignant and sad. Amy (Amy Schumer) is a writer for a men’s magazine who is given an assignment to write an article about Aaron (Bill Hader), (a straight-laced surgeon who specializes in sports injuries and is also works for Doctor’s Without Borders). The two connect through the interviews for the article she is writing but have very different views on relationships. Amy’s father indoctrinated her at a young age to not believe in monogamy. Aaron is much more traditional. You can imagine the push and pull as Amy gets dragged into a relationship. While the plot follows pretty traditional romantic comedy lines, it is laugh-out loud funny (really) and Amy’s character is a bit of a fresh take on a female lead.

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