Saturday, May 21, 2016

Trainwreck 2015

     Amy Townsend is a party girl, she drinks too much, smokes weed and she has dated a lot of men.  Her sister Kim is exactly the opposite, she is married, her husband has a son from a former marriage and she is expecting their baby.  Their father has multiple sclerosis and has been moved by Amy and Kim to an assisted living home.  He’s not there very long before they realize the home is too expensive.  They have no choice but to move him to a nursing home.  Amy works for a magazine and she has an assignment to interview a famous sports doctor, Aaron Conners.  They start a relationship but Amy is not used to dating someone as nice as Aaron.
     I didn’t know when I watched this film that Judd Apatow directed it.  Just this one sentence explains everything about the movie that I’ve left out in my summary!!  It’s a raunchy rom-com with famous professional athletes added to the mix.  I think the film is too long, some of the scenes just fall flat and others are OK.  3* (This movie is OK)

125 min, Comedy directed by Judd Apatow with Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, John Cena, Tilda Swinton, Mike Birbiglia, Colin Quinn.

Note:  Imdb 6.3 out of 10, 85% critic 67% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, Amazon 3.3* out of 5* with 4140 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in various New York locations.  I didn’t know Amy’s magazine boss Dianna was played by Tilda Swinton and she looks very different!  LeBron James wanted to know if his doctor validated parking?

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