Movie Review: Trainwreck


I have no idea why the title of this movie is Trainwreck, other than the movie is a trainwreck.

I warn you, it’s one of those movies that shows all the good scenes in the trailer. If you have seen the trailer, you have seen the entire trainwreck.

Amy Schumer wrote the movie and starred in it, as Amy, a magazine writer with an egotistical stereotype female boss with a stereotypical British accent. Her dad is a goofball who apparently shaped her value system, which consists of always going home after a one-night stand. When she is tasked to write about a successful sports physician named Aaron (Bill Hader), she finds that her infallible strategy about relationships may not be all that infallible.

Trainwreck is a romantic comedy, and I did laugh from time to time, but mostly at the good scenes that I had already seen in the trailer. There is nothing to learn here and little to entertain you.

I don’t understand how this got 85% on the Tomatometer.

It’s an interesting cast with some big names, including a number of sports celebrities, most notably LeBron James, playing themselves. Those guys actually do a good job. Perhaps it’s the good acting that brought up the rating of the movie – but  there is just not much substance to get interested in.

Enjoy at your own risk.

Rating - One and a Half Stars

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