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Movie Review: Trainwreck – True Love Finds Commitment Phobic!
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Movie Review: Trainwreck – True Love Finds Commitment Phobic!

Yvonne Williams

“Monogamy isn’t realistic… Monogamy isn’t realistic… Monogamy isn’t realistic!” funny, unlike the all so familiar reassuring boring conservative conversations which usually take place between a parent and child about true love, sex and relationships neatly embellished in the “Happily ever after” charming endings, these rather debatable yet undeniably hilarious “words of wisdom” is instilled into an impressionable young heart by her own father! Gordon (Colin Quinn).

Fast forward, twenty three years later and an unmasked unapologetic wild heart is revealed. Yes, Amy (Amy Schumer) is a party girl who loathes traditional idealism of love and marriage and we have those resounding echoes of her father which have now become her guiding mantra to thank!

Her life is one hell of a roller coaster ride; from countless one night stands (which by the way she proudly sleeps through, finishing it off with an unperturbed shrug) to never ending alcohol drowning and all, Amy sure shows players how true to truly play the game (or does she not?)

“Trainwreck” written by standup comedian Amy Schumer,” produced by “40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up’s Judd Apatow takes us on a trip into the wild life of a philandering – commitment phobic (Amy – Amy Schumer ) and a hopeless romantic (Aaron- Bill Hadder) as they embark on a mission rather left untold.

Although, Trainwreck has a few hitches; unnecessary scenes (the scene of the movie within the movie starring Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei in the “Dog Walker” – which did not seem to correlate with the story at all … ), the movie bagging a lengthy 2hrs: 5m, compensates big time with constant hilarious moments; Dianna (Tilda Swinton)’s reprimand  at Amy’s journalist colleague at the S’Nuff magazine– Nikki, Le Bron James and Bill Hader’s banter, Dianna’s unforgettable jibe at Amy in an attempt to encourage her – “I like you Amy, I do, you know, you’re clever but not too brainy, you’re prettish and you’re not gorgeous, you’re approachable …”  and many other priceless moments would keep you smiling and perhaps laughing from time to time.

At first, “Trainwreck” appears wild (a proud splash of nudity, sex scenes and arrogant nonchalance ), complimented with never ending vulgar language, as we cruise along, we find a beautiful sweetness to it – a much deeper meaning hidden beneath  it all as it explores the values of morality and questions the ideology behind philandering. And with that, “Trainwreck” unlike its name lands safely with a delightful bang as the curtain closes! – An enjoyable ride indeed!

The adult romantic comedy movie was written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow starring; Amy Schumer, Bill Hader,  Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena and LeBron James.