A new review from The Movie Snob.
Trainwreck (B). Two friends of mine separately went to see this movie without really knowing what it was about, and they both emerged appalled, if not scarred for life. Apparently I have become desensitized to envelope-pushing vulgarity in word and deed on the big screen, because I wasn’t particularly scandalized by this new Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin) comedy. In fact, I kind of enjoyed it. It was written by its star, Amy Schumer (TV’s Inside Amy Schumer), and it fits the Apatow mold of being simultaneously pretty conservative and very vulgar. Schumer plays Amy, a hard-drinking and promiscuous writer for a sleazy men’s magazine. (Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive) is unrecognizable as her hard-as-nails boss.) She has absorbed her oafish father’s philosophy that “monogamy isn’t realistic,” and she belittles her little sister (Brie Larson, Short Term 12) for being happily married and happily a step-mother to a nerdy little boy. Then Amy meets a super nice guy, Aaron Conners (Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins), who is a sports surgeon for superstar pro athletes but also volunteers for Doctors Without Borders. She actually likes him, which rocks her world, and he actually likes her, which is kind of mystifying. All I can say is, if you have liked Apatow’s other movies (and I generally have), you’ll probably like this one.