The love story of Amy (Schumer) and Aaron (Hader) follows the genre’s traditional arc while putting the emphasis heavily on the com in rom-com.
Playing the lead on screen and paper, Schumer is a tour de force, whose match is only met through three astounding supporting roles. Tilda Swinton goes full chameleon as Amy’s piece-of-work boss, while LeBron James and John Cena flex their funny-muscles in two of the few Americanisms which work equally well transatlantic.
Inevitably, the couple fights, and here the jokes dry out, leaving Trainwreck a stodgy centre saved only by the brilliance of the bookends.
Schumer is a talent Hollywood has understandably fallen in love with; Trainwreck plays fast and lewd, hitting an impressive laugh-rate and bringing a fresh take to a hoary genre.
CAST: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James, John Cena
DIRECTOR: Judd Apatow
WRITER: Amy Schumer
SYNOPSIS: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.