“Trainwreck”: A raunchy good time

Zachery Halsey, Staff Writer

Most children remember when their parents came to them with sweating faces and terrified eyes as they uttered the words, “it’s time to talk about the birds and the bees.”

I don’t have to tell you that most of us got the same talk about how two people love each other and get to share in a magical act.

This is not the case for Amy (Amy Schumer), whose father told her from a young age that monogamy is as unrealistic as a pig flying through the air. Fast forward to the future, when Amy, a free-spirited woman, is living in a city where she spends most nights in the company of many different men.



Through her job as a magazine writer, she meets a sweet and caring athletic surgeon Aaron (Bill Hader), who slowly gets Amy to rethink her outlook on relationships.

The first thing to mention for anyone interested in this film is the great performances from the cast. Schumer really knocks it out of the park in this film.

Her form of blunt humor, along with her fun, party-girl attitude keeps you interested in how she will deal with the next situation she is put into or even puts herself into.

What is even better about Amy’s character is that you really start to feel for her as she is slowly maturing, while the viewer is still laughing.

Hader doesn’t hold back either with a solid performance portraying the awkward, nice-guy, but with his own wacky twists thrown into the formula.

It is also worth mentioning LeBron James and John Cena’s supporting roles in the film as well. Usually sport stars throwing their hat into the ring of acting falls flat, but I was surprised to see that these two had some of the most entertaining parts of the film.

What I really loved about this film was that it was so different than the usual cookie cutter romantic comedies out there.

I always feel like the female character in the average “rom-com” is rather bland and one dimensional. It is fun to see the different sides of this character as she struggles to change.

If I had one problem with this film it is that some jokes would carry on too long and I would say to myself, “yeah I get it. Let’s move on.”

This happened more than once and would suck me out of the film. But no worries, it did not take very long for the film to hit my funny bone again.

Another area where the film fell short is the scenes where Schumer’s character would narrate what was going on in the scene. Many films pull this off, but here it just seemed clunky and out of place.

This is definitely a film for people with a more raunchy sense of humor and not intended for children.

“Trainwreck” is a great film to grab a couple of friends, grab some grub and bust a gut. I recommend it for a good time.

The film is showing at the Majestic Theatre Thursday through Sunday nights.