TRAINWRECK [BLU-RAY] (2015)
SYNOPSIS: Since she was a little girl, Amy (Amy Schumer) has been taught that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment. But when she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of a new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be onto something.
Undeniably, Amy Schumer is the breakout star of 2015 all thanks to the success of Trainwreck, her major big screen debut and one in which she received sole writing credit.
Schumer plays Amy, a men’s magazine writer who believes monogamy isn’t realistic, a value imparted by her womanizing father, Gordon (Colin Quinn) since young. Even though she has a sort of steady gym-rat boyfriend, Steven (Wrestler and sometimes actor John Cena), she still sleeps around, drinks a lot and smokes weed. Not exactly the kind of woman you want to be with unless you crave for one nightstand or a wild night of boozing.
But with any other romantic comedies, there sure bound to be a boy lurking somewhere and right here, we have Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins) playing Aaron Conners, an up-and-coming sports doctor whom Amy is assigned to interview for her article. No surprises here, they met, fall in love, break up and get back together before the credits roll.
This is very much a conventional love story if not for the A-game performance Amy Schumer has brought with her. The stand-up comedian who is not exactly a household name in this region is absolutely a comedy gem. Her comic timing is perfect and she has no qualms making her character despicable and detestable all because Amy is a character that simply doesn’t believe in loving someone so wholeheartedly. There are even touching moments mostly between Amy and her potty-mouthed dad and her younger sister, Kim (Brie Larson).
While the script has it’s fair share of hits (fast and furious one-liners) and misses (occasional lag in the middle), director Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) surrounds Amy Schumer with a bunch of affecting funny co-stars including Cena who obviously is not known for his funny bones, SNL Vannessa Bayer and Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) as Amy’s co-workers, Tilda Swinton as Amy’s stuck-up boss and the always likeable Bill Hader. He even has real-life sports stars LeBron James playing Aaron’s buddy and feature appearances by Amar’e Stoudemire and Tony Romo.
Like Melissa McCarthy’s breakout performance in Bridesmaids (another Apatow production), Amy Schumer proves that there’s always room for more female comedians. With enough punchlines and vulgarities to cover the whole of New York City, Trainwreck is one of the best-wicked comedic vehicles we have seen this year. Unapologetic and all-out bitchy.
A whopping 50 minutes of Deleted Scenes are included here.
There are an additional 12 Extended/Alternate Scenes.
Method Man discusses the origins of the Wu-Tang Clan in Secrets of the Wu .
Gag Reel consists of12 minutes of goofs.
Another 7 minutes of goof in Line-O-Rama.
The Dogwalker is the fake indie movie starring Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei.
A tongue-in-cheek look at how Apatow treat his athletes stars in Directing Athletes: A Blood Sport.
Behind-the-Scenes boasts a total of 11 featurettes which takes an insight look at mainly the cast members liked John Cena, Tilda Swinton, Amy’s dance sequence etc.
Trainwreck Comedy Tour follows the cast around various cities to promote the movie.
Audio Commentary: With Director Judd Apatow, Writer/Star Amy Schumer and Associate Producer Kim Caramele is one funny commentary you shouldn’t miss.
A Red Band Trailer is also included.
With the exception of some loud club music and songs, Trainwreck is expectedly a dialogue based, front heavy title. Colours and imaging details are perfect even for the darker, nighttime sequences.
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Review by Linus Tee