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trainwreckTwentysomething Amy Townsend (Amy Schumer), who wouldn’t dream of having a relationship, is assigned to write an article on a sports doctor (Bill Hader). Comedian Schumer’s first movie script is a treat in the hands of Judd Apatow who’s shown a knack for creating films that are funny, heartfelt and has roles for women that break typical Hollywood moulds. This is especially true here where Schumer plays a part that’s been traditionally reserved for men, which is weird since she’s hardly playing a female freak of nature. On the contrary, she’s utterly believable and engaging. Hilarious and sweet at times, with excellent supporting performances and a nice turn by Hader as the leading man.

2015-U.S. 125 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel. Directed by Judd Apatow. Screenplay: Amy Schumer. Cast: Amy Schumer (Amy Townsend), Bill Hader (Aaron Conners), Brie Larson (Kim Townsend), Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn, John Cena… Ezra Miller, Norman Lloyd, LeBron James, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Matthew Broderick.

Last word: “It was [Apatow’s] encouragement and his confidence in me that gave me this faith that I could maybe write a movie. I wrote one and it was about what was going on with me at that time in my life — and then more life happens. It’s kind of evolving all the time, and Judd said, ‘Why don’t you write about what’s going on with you now? Why don’t you write a real personal tale?’ So I did. It’s really just a lot of stuff I was learning about myself at the time I was writing. A lot of it’s very autobiographical, especially the family stuff.” (Schumer, Biography)



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