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Trainwreck (2015)

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Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

Director:

Judd Apatow

Writer:

Amy Schumer
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Quinn ... Gordon
Devin Fabry ... Nine Year Old Amy
Carla Oudin ... Five Year Old Kim
Amy Schumer ... Amy
Josh Segarra ... Staten Island Oli
Ryan Farrell ... One-Night Stand Guy
Robert E. Torres Robert E. Torres ... One-Night Stand Guy
Jim Florentine Jim Florentine ... One-Night Stand Guy
Robert Kelly ... One-Night Stand Guy (as Bobby Kelly)
Dan Soder ... Dumpster Guy
John Cena ... Steven
Dave Attell ... Noam
Vanessa Bayer ... Nikki
Tilda Swinton ... Dianna
Randall Park ... Bryson
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Storyline

Despite having a love/hate relationship with her scoundrel of a father Gordon Townsend, the one thing Amy Townsend has grown up believing from him is that monogamy isn't realistic, he and Amy's mom who broke up due to infidelity when Amy was young. As such, she gets drunk and stoned frequently in her pursuit of indiscriminate sex, with an unstated rule that there is no sleeping over once the sex is over. Her current "boyfriend", Steven, believes they are exclusive, not knowing that she sleeps with other men. Working at sensationalistic magazine S'nuff under head sensationalist Dianna, Amy is in line for a promotion, she certain to get it if her next story meets Dianna's scrutiny. That story is a profile of sports doctor to the stars, Dr. Aaron Conners, it despite Amy knowing nothing about sports. To Amy's amazement, Aaron wants to date her following their first sexual encounter, his sexual history in terms of quantity which is in extreme contrast to her own. Also to her amazement, she... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

17 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trainwreck See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,097,040, 19 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$110,212,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,795,793
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A 59-year-old man killed two people and wounded nine others at a Lafayette, Louisiana multiplex on the night of Thursday, July 23, 2015, 20 minutes into the screening of Trainwreck, before turning his gun on himself and taking his own life. Later that night, Amy Schumer tweeted, "My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana." See more »

Goofs

Before Amy tries to use the trampoline to dunk a basketball, she has changed her boots from heels to flat boots. After she is on the mat and her boots are back to the high heels again. See more »

Quotes

Dianna: I'm giving it to Amy. Don't sulk at me!
Bryson: I'm not sulking! I'm...
Dianna: This is my decision. I'm giving it to Amy.
Bryson: Sure. Fine.
[pause]
Bryson: I can do sexy though.
Dianna: Sorry?
Bryson: Huh?
Dianna: What?
Bryson: Nothing. I'm fine. I'm just... having fun.
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Alternate Versions

The Amy/Donald bedroom scene ends differently in the FX Networks version. Instead of cursing when Donald's mother reveals his age, Amy protests, "He made me hit him!" Donald's mother yells at Amy to get out. As Amy leaves, Donald cries, "I only wanted to show her my writing!" See more »


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Let's Get Ridiculous
Written by Brandon Garcia, Stefan Gordy
Performed by Stefan Gordy (as Redfoo)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Tame and tedious
30 July 2015 | by JoshuaDysartSee all my reviews

Schumer genuinely makes me laugh. I dig her show. But it turns out creating sustained, feature-length comedy is a different bag altogether.

I appreciate Schumer/Apatow's attempts at grounded, human comedy. This doesn't have to be as broad as say, "Spy", which was way more funny and, I think, thematically much smarter. But if you're going for grounded comedy then the characters have to be... well, interesting. And every single character in this is a one-dimensional shell. Each one has their role to play in the script and are nothing beyond that. The performances are strong, and the actors work hard to humanize their characters, but no person in this film is expansive or complex or terribly engaging or remotely unpredictable in any way. In fact, absolutely nothing is unpredictable in this film. So, for me, it comes off as not broad enough to be funny, and not genuine enough to be grounded.

Combine this overwhelming predictability, flat characterization and the sports-stunt casting with Apatow's habit for long running times, and an uninspired, robot-written third act, and you get a film that's more tedious than fun.

But Schumer herself is funny. And more than that, she's important. She's at her best when she's exploding the precious notion of female body imagery in joke after joke about bloody tampons and promiscuity. But the film lacks the courage of its star, which is a complicated criticism, since she actually wrote it.

There was the potential to make something outrageous and beautiful here. That potential was pretty much blown.


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