***Spoilers ahead for the movie Trainwreck***
Trainwreck, starring Amy Schumer, was much more than a Rom Com. It had so many great elements to it, and there was seldom a time where I wasn’t laughing. Amy Schumer absolutely killed it in this debut film.
Amy’s character, also named Amy, is an imperfect, “trainwreck”, 30 something who has trouble committing to relationships with men. She has lots of sex, and settling down isn’t in her future. Amy works at a magazine that is a hilarious parody of the outrageous content we consume in today’s day in age. Amy ends up with a story that she didn’t really want to do, and ends up meeting a guy that she…actually likes!
Before this, I’d like to add that there is a hilarious failed relationship Amy has with John Cena, who definitely surprised me with his acting skills.
I don’t want to spoil too much, but this movie has some fun celeb cameos which never get exhausting (Hey Lebron!). It was an overall a good time. Amy’s character is flawed and doesn’t need a male to progress to the next step in her life. In fact, most of her growth happens when she’s not with her leading man, Bill Hader. Which, *swoon*, I vote Bill Hader to be in more movies, stat! He’s usually super goofy with the characters he plays on SNL, but he nails it as Amy’s Leading Man.
Trainwreck is fun, raunchy, and honest. I didn’t have many issues with it besides the lack of diversity. I always want to see more women of color in roles that aren’t just there for a punch line, and that was my one let down in this film. Besides Leslie Jones, I didn’t see any other minorities in this film besides the athletes.
I love that Amy wrote this film, and it shows. Very feminist, not at all preachy, but seeing a woman own her sexuality is awesome. I don’t want to say Amy’s character isn’t shamed for how many men she has slept with, because there are jabs. But I think they are light-hearted and at no point does she even care what people think. Her decision to be with someone and settle down didn’t happen because other people told her to, it was because she knew she was changing as a person and knew she wanted to take the next life step.
Trainwreck had me crying laughing, and sometimes just crying. I would definitely see it again and would recommend it! I can also see myself buying this on DVD. Oh, and my 21 year old brother enjoyed it too, which made me so happy!
I shall now retire to my post-Rom Com world that does not include Bill Hader, a cool writing job, or a Lebron James cameo.
Until next time!