I will admit that going in to see Amy Schumer’s movie Trainwreck I was expecting to regret spending the money. Ticket prices are so expensive now that if I go to the movies, it has to be for something I know will be worth the cost, and I thought that while Trainwreck may have some funny bits, it, on the whole, would be rather awkward. And I now will happily admit that I was completely wrong. While it did have it’s awkward moments, it was a rather sweet love story that overpowered the uncomfortable bits.
The movie starts out showing Schumer in many different sexual relationships. There’s especially one scene that leaves very little to the imagination. If you’ve seen the movie…you know exactly what I’m talking about. While she’s dating around, she works at a magazine where she is assigned an article to write about a sports doctor (Bill Hader). So, she starts to follow him around and interview him, and they end up getting drunk at dinner one night and sleeping together. The next day, she’s shocked with herself for actually enjoying her time with him and not sure what to do, while he is at breakfast with Lebron James (who really stole the show) talking about his new “girlfriend.” In any event, they start dating, and there’s a point where she’s walking through Central Park with her sister (played by Brie Larson) where she’s hyperventilating/crying because she “really likes him.” Their relationship goes through ups and downs, and I don’t want to give away anything, but I will say the way the movie ended was so funny and absolutely perfect.
Trainwreck is a rare movie that will make you cry not just because you’re laughing so hard. Yes it has it’s raunchy moments, but it’s coupled with a lot of heartwarming and endearing moments that make up for it. It also goes beyond the scope of traditional romantic comedies of two people falling in love in a small town and kissing in the rain. While there’s some of that in there, Schumer made it more real and different. For instance, there’s a scene in the beginning where John Cena is telling her he loves her and wants to marry her, and they start to play this soft romantic-comedy-piano music in the background and you half expect her to lean and kiss him and say she wants the same thing. Instead, she looks at him and goes “I want to leave right now, but I don’t want to make it a thing” (that’s not a direct quote, but it was along those lines). Like, it’s what we’re all thinking she should do and she does it instead of following a traditional mold. If you’re on the fence about seeing Trainwreck, I would recommend it. I mean, keep in mind it is an adult movie and that there is some adult themes in there, but I think it was a great story to watch.