My Kinda Trainwreck…

Trainwreck
Trainwreck

What better to do on a hot and humid Sunday then see a movie…unusual weather for southern California, but there is no need to concern oneself about global warming (right!)

Anyway, we threw on some workout clothes, destination Century City for a 9:20am showing of Amy Shumer’s, Trainwreck.

Early mornings are the best time to drive in LA and also my preference for seeing a film as there is a good chance that the theater will not be crowded which means less talkers, eaters and texting.

Amy Schumer, LeBron James,photo:Mary Cybulski/Universal Pictures via AP
Amy Schumer, LeBron James,photo:Mary Cybulski/Universal Pictures via AP

I loved Trainwreck…my kind of humor and adding to the mix a plethora of cameos by a bunch of wacky sports stars which definitely resonates with my sensibilities .

Amy Schumer, John Cena
Amy Schumer, John Cena

This movie is guaranteed to make Amy Schumer a household name. She has already garnered a great deal of notoriety through her standup comedy and sketch show, “Inside Amy Schumer” which just received seven Emmy nominations.

The raunchy, but also surprisingly heartfelt romantic comedy introduces the spicy standup and television personality to a wider film audience.

Trainwreck wracked up over $30 million during the opening weekend. According to industry scorekeepers, that’s more than “Bridesmaids,” “Spy” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” made in their debuts.

Amy Schumer wears many hats professionally…a comedian-writer-producer-director-actress and on top of it all, a feminist. That’s a load of responsibility which Schumer handles deftly.

Schumer plays Amy…a real stretch since much of the film is autobiographical. She is a writer at S’nuff, a men’s magazine where article ideas include, “The Ugliest Celebrity Babies Under Six” and guides to jerking off at the office.

Tilda Swinton  photo:flavorwire.com
Tilda Swinton photo:flavorwire.com

Her editor (an unrecognizable Tilda Swinton), assigns her a profile piece on a ground breaking sports doctor. Straight-laced Dr. Aaron Conners (Bill Hader of SNL fame) is best friends with LeBron James, who is a slam dunk in the movie. Amy knows nothing about sports. When queried, she says that the Orlando Blooms are her favorite sports team.

Amy’s dad (Colin Quinn) shines in the opening of Trainwreck. He has drilled into Amy and her sister, Kim (Brie Larson) that monogamy isn’t realistic.

Trainwreck is dark and twisted yet has the sweetness of a rom-com.

Bill Hader, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow photo:hollywoodreporter.com
Bill Hader, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow photo:hollywoodreporter.com

Judd Apatow directed Trainwreck. He encouraged Schumer to write a screenplay after hearing her being interviewed on Howard Stern’s radio show.

Trainwreck may not be for everyone, but if you have a sense of humor, enjoy in-your-face, relatable, raunchy humor and like to laugh then Trainwreck is the ticket.

Ox & Son Grilled Cheese
Ox & Son Grilled Cheese

On the way home, we stopped by Ox & Son, our go to brunch spot in Santa Monica.

We unwound and derailed from Trainwreck, imbibed a delish french rose and killa’ grilled cheese.

We dished with two lovely ladies about sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll…not a train wreck of a day…after all.

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