Trainwreck, both starring and written by Amy Schumer, once again proves Schumer’s awesome comedic prowess. Trainwreck tells the story of Amy Townsend, a writer at a popular men’s magazine who chooses not to prescribe to society’s ideas of dating. Though at a young age by her father that “monogamy isn’t realistic,” Amy’s life is devoid of commitment. When her boss gives her the task of writing a piece on sports doctor, Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy finds herself falling for Aaron as he falls for her. She begins to find herself thinking monogamy might not be so far-fetched.
Both Hader and Schumer give immensely enjoyable, hilarious performance that are honest when it’s required. The rest of the cast match Hader and Schumer’s acting energy. Brie Larson and Colin Quinn round off the Townsend family. Larson is Amy’s sister, Kim, who took away the inverse lesson from their father and Quinn is their patriarch, grumpy and stubborn to the point of ridiculousness. John Cena and LeBron James give surprisingly funny performances. Also included are Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, Jon Glaser, Randall Park, Mike Birbiglia and Ezra Miller along with fun cameos by Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Chris Evert, Marv Albert, Leslie Jones, Mattew Broderick and Pete Davidson.
Trainwreck is comprised of Shumer’s signature comedic style, bold, unapologetic and funny as hell. Seeing Schumer on the big screen is a revelation. She is not only witty, but she can keep an audience entertained for the period of a full-length movie. It’ll be exciting to see what Schumer will come up with next.