I have yet to start watching Inside Amy Schumer (it's been in my Netflix DVD queue for a while, because social media peer pressure is real), so I am not familiar with Schumer's work despite her rising popularity. To be honest, I just figured she was just another fad, like Chelsea Handler (remember her?). But after watching the trailer for the new comedy, TRAINWRECK, which the comedienne also wrote for the big screen, I now get it the appeal. She's comfortable enough to laugh at herself like Kristen Wiig and has the ballsy humor of Roseanne rolled into one. Quite a clever combination.
Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) directed the film, which also stars Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James (yes, the basketball player) and Vanessa Bayer (SNL). More about it below:
Apatow has also built a history of helping break distinctive new comedy voices into the mainstream, from Seth Rogen to Lena Dunham among many others. Now, in his fifth feature film as a director, Apatow again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize.
Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
Universal Pictures released a few new photos from the film. Check 'em out:
TRAINWRECK is in theaters July 17.