Friday, March 25, 2016

Trainwreck (Nik's Pik: Movie Review)

I have to say this is one of those films that gets better each time I watch it. Trainwreck written by and starring stand-up comedian Amy Schumer is this week's After Hours Nik's Pik

"If you don't try, you don't fail." ~ Amy, Trainwreck

Amy (played by Schumer) is a successful journalist for a men's magazine. She appears to be living the ideal life as a smart, independent, attractive woman. However, underneath all the confidence is a woman who is closed off to real love and emotions stemming from unresolved issues over her adulterous and alcoholic father whom Amy idolizes. Believing her father's mantra that "monogamy isn't realistic," Amy leads a promiscuous life filled with alcohol and drugs and lots and lots of men. Her sister, Kim (played by Brie Larson) worries that Amy is a trainwreck waiting to happen. 

All this is about to change for Amy when she is assigned to write an article on sports medicine doctor, Aaron Conners, played by the very funny Bill Hader, and she gets more than she bargained for. She wasn't supposed to fall in love. So begins Amy's transformation from her cold and selfish exterior to a woman capable of real intimacy. Aaron teaches her to open her heart and let down her walls. Eventually we learn we can heal from our past.


















"I know what I am. I know who I am. I'm broken." ~ Amy, Trainwreck


The script hits viewers with one joke after another and you are sure to catch more lines each time you watch it. Pay attention to Schumer's facial expressions as well which alone are enough to give you some hearty laughs. And, while Schumer and Hader have wonderful on-screen chemistry, little will prepare audiences for the unexpected bromance between LeBron James (who plays himself) and Aaron. There are several cameos from various celebrities and athletes to watch for too, but I won't spoil those for you. 


Watch Official Trailer

If you're easily offended or embarrassed, this film may not be for you. Otherwise, I found this comedy to be among the funniest in recent years and highly recommend it. Trainwreck is rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, and some drug use. 


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2 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVED that movie which is why I am going to watch it again! Thanks Nikki!

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    1. Yes, let me know if you like it more the second time! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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