Film Review: Trainwreck!

Whoa, I can’t believe I haven’t written since May! So much has happened! I got busy with my courses – they’re a lot harder than I was hoping and I’m struggling with them a bit … but it’s summer and it’s hard to focus when it’s summer!

I had my surgery on July 7th and it went great… I’m still recouping. I am very swollen but there is no longer arthritis in my jaw so I am happy! I won’t bore you with all of the details… well maybe I will later – I’ve written down as much as I can remember about the experience (I’m on a lot of drugs…). It was a very long and scary road but the worst is behind me so now I just need to focus on school and get my degree! Since I’ve been recouping I’ve had a lot of time for movies! And while I am not going out in public because I don’t want to be stared at (or scare children), I did manage to sneak into the theatre last Sunday to see Trainwreck with Amy Schumer!

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Everyone needs to see this movie! It’s amazing!! I cannot say enough good things about this movie and it’s leading lady.

If you’ve read any of my other posts, you’ll know that I am a huge romantic… I can’t help it! People finding their soul mates just makes me feel all of those feels and I feel like the grinch when his heart grows and feels like its going to burst out of his chest. I love, love! And I love romantic comedies, I could watch them all day long. While normally a romantic comedy has some sort of spin on it, like a bet or a game of some sort, this movie is more realistic. There are no bets or mind games, or best friends realizing they’re in love with each other after years of knowing each other, Trainwreck is much simpler and much more realistic … and I loved every second of it. While I’ll always have a soft spot for Jane Austen love stories, there is very little chance of a Mr. Darcy type character appearing in my life and speaking to me in a 19th century manner.

There’s a reason I watch so many movies – I feel safer living in the fictional world of cheesy romance then exposing myself in the real world that I’ve never found any romance in. It’s always been a fault of mine and I know I need to fix that, and while I intended to watch Trainwreck for the laughs, this movie got to me! Trainwreck showed me that there can still be those moments in today’s society as long as you’re willing to try. It kind of reaffirmed my belief in romance in today’s world. K now to break down the movie quickly:

Amy Schumer: Hilarious and perfect. For someone who doesn’t have much acting experience I thought she did a fabulous job and she even made me cry a few times (I mean it’s easy for me to cry in movies, but I was not expecting to cry as much as I did in this romcom). Her comedic timing is perfectly on point, and basically I just want her to be my friend so she can teach me how to be confident and brave.

Bill Hader: Forget the fact that he’s absolutely hilarious and his comedic timing alongside Schumer’s is just something I haven’t seen, why hasn’t he played the romantic lead before? Totally brilliant and I think he needs to be the romantic lead in everything from now on… forever. I am definitely a little bit in love.

The rest of the cast was perfect too and all held their own; I mean Tilda Swinton as Amy’s boss is amazing! And Lebron James discussing Downton Abbey is just too good! The soundtrack was so so good and matched the scenes so well. Cinematography = loved. Directing/Editing/Everything else involved = just perfect. The humour in this movie is ridiculous and if my swelling goes down soon I am definitely going to see it again. When I wasn’t crying from the emotional scenes, I was crying with laughter. And lets not forget Amy’s dance scene at the end… absolutely perfect… she is a queen. For a woman who always jokes about her body, she’s pretty toned and girl’s got swagger! I wish I could dance like that and look that good.

But in all seriousness, this movie managed to make me laugh and cry and believe that there are still good men out there and love still exists, and it’s okay to be a bit of a trainwreck because things will always work out as long as you’re willing to try. Yay for a realistic romance that still made me swoon! 😀

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If you haven’t already, go buy your tickets to see this movie, it’s fantastic! Now I just need Amy Schumer to write a book so she can teach me her ways… I will accept another movie with her and Bill Hader also. Happy Friday 😀

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