Trainwreck shouldn’t be an important movie.
It just shouldn’t. It’s not a movie that does much of anything new. It’s about a young woman in New York City navigating her love life, and falling for a really good dude while learning about herself.
This movie has been made a million times. It shouldn’t be important or groundbreaking or even terribly interesting.
But Trainwreck is, for a couple of reasons. The first is that for some reason ten years ago Hollywood stopped making that movie. For no real reason. We stopped getting fun movies about girls in cute outfits falling in love. And as someone who loves those kinds of movies, this has always bummed me out.
The other reason Trainwreck is notable is Amy Schumer, is who delightful, funny, smart, and talented. Unlike the super polished rom com leading ladies that helped lead to the demise of the genre, she feels like a girl you know, and it’s nice to see. The movie never condemns Amy (also the character’s name) for being sexually active, for partying and for living life on her own terms. It does point out that she might not be doing these things for the right reasons and that she’s sort of being a jerk to the people around her.
So when Amy meets Aaron (Bill Hader) she’s baffled by his clean cut, good guy thing, and keeps trying to figure out what’s going to go wrong in their relationship. But the only thing that goes wrong is that she’s kind of an asshole. That’s it.
Last movie season I mentioned that I was grateful for Top Five, because if people who aren’t Woody Allen are going to make Woody Allen style movies, well, it makes me miss his movies less. Trainwreck feels like a Woody Allen movie, but without the weird sexism and strange older man younger woman stuff. YAY!
There’s cameos galore and they’re all great. Labron James has an MTV Movie Award ahead of him, I can feel it, even though I thought John Cena’s performance as Amy’s fitness freak sensitive boyfriend is far and away the funniest thing in this very funny movie.
Trainwreck is good, it’s funny and it’s important, even though it really shouldn’t be…
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Inside Out
- Jurassic World
- Ricki And The Flash
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Fantastic Four
- Terminator: Genisys
- Pitch Perfect 2
It was a morning showing so I missed a couple of them but:
Sisters: This movie was inevitable and it’s probably going to be amazing. The end.