Trainwreck DVD Review

DVD Review by Clayton Barnett

The Premise
Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo - enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment - but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
The Review
Amy Schumer is so hot right now.  She’s front cover of this month’s GQ, killed it hosting the MTV Movie Awards and Trainwreck has hauled in US $100 million worldwide in three weeks.
Trainwreck is not only Amy’s debut feature role but she wrote the damn thing too, and it is explicit, funny as hell and surprisingly touching for an R-rated rom-com. And I mean R-rated. This is not your typical rom-com; Bridesmaids definitely paved the way for this provocative comedy that might be a bit much for some purists.
Having made her name mixing social commentary and sex jokes with three seasons of her hilarious sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer, f it was only a matter of time before comedy’s IT-girl (and J-Law’s BFF) took her sharp wit and hit the big screen. She even had Judd Apatow in mind to direct, writing in things that would interest him in the project.
And that’s what derails the movie leading up to the finale. While it’s brilliantly subversive for most part thanks to Amy, it tracks towards conventional rom-com and has Apatow’s fingerprints over the moralistic ending.
But the supporting cast make up for any misdirection. Just wait till you see, and hear, how funny WWE wrestler John Cena is pretty much playing himself as Amy’s initial main squeeze. Saturday Night Live regular Bill Hader is gold (and has real chemistry with Amy), but it’s the star cameos from Daniel Radcliffe, Tilda Swilton, Matthew Broderick, Method Man, and a roster of A-list American athletes, who regular pop up to steal the show. Though it’s superstar baller LeBron James who is a real comedic revelation.
The Verdict
People might write this off as vulgar trash, but it’s hilarious, and vulgar, and surprisingly touching as well. Amy Schumer shows she’s a comedic force to be reckoned with, and with her crack-up cameo pals she obviously has the connections to go far.
The Trailer


The Info
DVD Releases: 18th November 2015
Rating: R16
Duration: 125 minutes
Genre:  Comedy
Starring : Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, John Cena, LeBron James
Director: Judd Apatow (40 Year-old virgin, Knocked Up)
The Extras
Norman Lloyd, who plays a supporting role in this movie, was 100 years old during filming. Lloyd (who was born in November 1914) had his first role in a Broadway show in 1927 and his first movie role in 1939; his career has included roles for Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Charlie Chaplin, and Martin Scorsese. After being blacklisted during the Red Scare of the 1950s, Alfred Hitchcock again employed him--this time as a producer, on the TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and then he enjoyed an acting resurgence during the 1980s after being cast as Dr. Daniel Auschlander on St. Elsewhere. Lloyd claimed that most of his lines were improvised, and that it was the first time in his career that he improvised during a performance.
A photo of Daniel Radcliffe walking dogs while smoking a cigarette was leaked on various websites during filming. The photo was from the fictional movie trailer in the theater scene.
The first film by Judd Apatow not to be written by him, only directed.
Judd Apatow contacted Amy Schumer to make this movie after hearing her interview on the Howard Stern show. Judd was blown away by how funny and intimate she was while discussing the troublings of her father's illness.
Schumer's original screenplay called for a "Tilda Swinton Type" to play her boss at the men's magazine. Apatow called up Swinton and offered her the part. Apparently, Swinton is fan of Apatow and was looking to join his comedy universe.