Director: Judd Apatow Run Time: 125 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015
Starring: LeBron James, Tilda Swinton, Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Mike Birbiglia
Falling in love poses a real challenge to a commitment-phobic career woman in TRAINWRECK.
[Female comics are| Just as good as the male comics: We put on our pants one leg at a time, just like them. And then we bleed in those pants. – Amy Schumer
Written by Amy Schumer and directed by comedy film game-changer Judd Apatow, Trainwreck is a hilariously fresh and modern romantic comedy. From an early age, Amy followed her lovable scoundrel of a father’s advice to avoid monogamy at all costs and took it to the next level. Her messy lifestyle in commitment phobia catches up with her after a work assignment introduces her to a compassionate young doctor name Aaron. Here’s the rom-com twist: he’s the normal, level-headed one looking for love while Amy is the total boozy mess looking for the next hookup. One disaster after another proves to her that easing up on the self-centered train and giving in to love might make life more worth living.
Part of Nitehawk’s summer program COMEDIANS IN FILM (Women in Comedy).