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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Trainwreck (2015)

Judd Apatow's film featuring the comic Amy Shumer is a lot of fun to watch.  It is a romantic comedy with a very raw edge.  Shumer is a wonderful comic who is cut out of the cloth of Girls rather than Sex and the City.  As one of my son's says, the former is their generation and the later is the generation before.  This is grittier rather than smooth, and Shumer is much easier to relate to than Carrie Bradshaw ever was. 
Here's the story.  Amy's dad teaches she and her sister that “Monogamy isn’t realistic.” Those three words become her mantra as a young adult. She sleeps with whomever she wants, whenever she wants, but they don’t get to sleep over. Outwardly, she radiates confidence, accomplishment and happiness. There will be no slut-shaming here. But she’s also a bit of a mess, and she may have a drinking problem that enables a lot of her behavior.
Amy is a journalist who gets an assignment to write a story about a Manhattan sports doctor who treats the nation’s top athletes.
Her first meeting with the sweetly geeky Aaron Conners looks like it’ll be all business—Amy knows nothing about sports and can’t be bothered to pretend—but later that night, dinner leads to drinks and more, much more than she’d ever allowed herself to consider.  The rest of the movie is about how she changes and it is fun from start to finish.

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