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Highly Suspect Reviews: Trainwreck

6 Submitted by on Thu, 16 July 2015, 10:59

Amy Schumer goes from the little screen to the big one as the star of Trainwreck, a comedy by her and director Judd Apatow. She plays a woman who was damaged by her father’s perspective and instructions on love: to never, ever, go monogamous. Working by day at a shallow men’s magazine and by night getting drunk and hooking up with random one night stands, her life is a mess to anyone on the outside but she thinks she’s doing fine. At least, until she’s given an assignment to do a story about a sports doctor that all the big players go to (Bill Hader). They have a hook up and then…he won’t let her get away that easily. No one has ever fought so hard against falling in love as Amy Schumer in this (apparently) somewhat autobiographical story that comes with a lot of laughs.

Which isn’t to say that the Unusual Suspects all agreed on this one. You’ve got JC, Beau and Ashley in this corner, and Chris in the other. The combat begins now.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • You’re Not My Supervisor

    Who the fuck is John Say Nuh?

  • Jose A. Rivera

    So…Beau…Fuck the Yankees, huh? Yea….

    • Chris Cox

      I doubt he actually cares much either way.

      • Jose A. Rivera

        It’s all in good fun 🙂

  • Steve Found

    I completely agree with Chris on this one, it’s a 7 out of 10 from me. I’d never seen any of Amy Schumer’s stuff before, I’d only heard about her. But being a big Judd Apatow fan (despite his excesses) I was on board with this movie and Amy is fantastic in it. I’m halfway on Chris’s point about Colin Quinn but my bone of contention (and it happens in every Apatow movie) is there are always 2 or 3 scenes which have me going “Oh just STOP already, for fuck sake” (John Cena’s ‘dirty talking’ and the gay references in the cinema, Ezra Miller’s completely unfunny bedroom scene near the end, the aforementioned scene with the weird cameos from Matthew Broderick et al). Just like in “Bridesmaids” (of which “Trainwrecked is way superior) when Kristen Wiig is driving back and forth in front of Chris O’Dowd’s character and I’m just sitting there groaning “Just fucking quit it, already this ISN’T FUNNY!!).

    I definitely want to see more from Miss Schumer just on the strength of this and I will keep on being a Judd Apatow fan as long as he still continues to make and produce movies and shows like “Girls”. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” is still my favourite Apatow movie to date because from start to finish, it just works, even with that cock-knocker Russell Brand threatening to derail it (which he got the chance to with “Get Him To The Greek” which I thought was mostly dogshit)

    It’s also the film that introduced me to Mila Kunis. Mmmmmmmmmm, Mila Kunis…….

    • Steve Found

      P.S. Oh and I could have COMPLETELY done without hearing Billy Fucking Joel’s “Uptown Girl”

      UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I hate that goddamn song