Judd Apatow (2015)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This wildly funny film, from director Judd Apatow, is the screenwriting debut of spunky stand-up and sketch show favourite Amy Schumer, who also stars. Her promiscuous and commitment-phobic namesake is a merry mess working at a lowest-common-denominator men's magazine, under the direction of a brassy editor (an excellent Tilda Swinton). The film gets great mileage out of the publication's baser impulses, as well as its protagonist's bemusing sexual encounters (including a scene that puts Fifty Shades of Grey firmly in its place). Amy's complicated relationships with her cantankerous father (Colin Quinn), more settled sister (Brie Larson), and her budding romance with an earnest sports doctor (Bill Hader) provide the emotional pull. Schumer's brilliant, deceptively laid-back comic delivery is supplemented by her flair for dramatic scenes and she's superbly supported throughout. Given its gender reversal, autobiographical origins and casual disregard for taboos, Trainwreck feels somewhat compromised by its decision to wrap things up neatly. But the laughs are hearty and abundant, and Schumer's schtick is so distinct and refreshing that it's miles from the disaster the title suggests.


A journalist lives her life by her father's maxim that monogamy never works, and has spent her adult life enjoying freedom from commitment. When she is sent to interview a doctor, an attraction develops between them, and she begins to wonder if there mighty be something to be said for a stable relationship. Comedy, starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson and Tilda Swinton.

Cast & Crew

Amy Amy Schumer
Aaron Bill Hader
Kim Brie Larson
Gordon Colin Quinn
Steven John Cena
Nikki Vanessa Bayer
Tom Mike Birbiglia
Noam Dave Attel
Dianna Tilda Swinton
LeBron James LeBron James
The Dogwalker Daniel Radcliffe
Director Judd Apatow
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Aug 2015