to say that Trainwreck is... ***SPOILERS***
PamPoovey · 24/08/2015 14:51
a pile of mildly misogynistic and conservative with a small 'c' gubbins?
It starts off so refreshingly different. A smart, funny and capable woman living a lifestyle that is totally acceptable for a male character (challenging job, drinking/partying, casual sex).
Who goes on to realise that it's all, in fact, a lie. She's completely dysfunctional and broken inside and can only be saved by a life of sobriety and monogamy with a man who has all the charisma and sex appeal of a boiled onion.
Who she wins back by performing a naff cheerleading routine in a tiny dress .
Piss off Judd Apatow .
(Amy Schumer's performance was great though)
TheGirlFromIpanema · 25/08/2015 15:41
I feel like a very bad feminist now as I loved it
I think I was concentrating more on the fact that the lead is an outspoken and very funny woman; and being so happy with that thought that I barely noticed the cheerleading etc at the end.
Now you've brought my attention to it I realise it was a cliched and shit ending
Is Judd Apatow the doctor? I thought the fact he wasn't drop-dead gorgeous was another glimmer of realism....
Am I just clutching at straws now? I genuinely laughed all the way through!
PamPoovey · 25/08/2015 15:55
Oh I didn't hate the film.
As I said I thought she was hilarious and there were other funny as fuck moments (John Cena sex scene made my roar) plus I adored LeBron James.
My beef is with the fact that a character like Amy can't be allowed to remain as she was at the start of the film. She has to toe the Hollywood line and become somebody's sensible other half. It's tedious as hell.
Judd Apatow is the director. Bill Hader plays the love interest.
YeahWellMaybe · 25/08/2015 17:47
You are completely right pam
I was v looking forward to it and dashed down to cinema and I simply couldn't believe it when she does the whole clean up her act routine ffs that's the whole thing about any schumer isn't it? Unapologetic etc. what's this shit with actually underneath it all she just needs to acknowledge that her true desire is to behave herself, demean herself and get a nice square boyfriend
I thought bridesmaids was the same misogynist crap. I did like that one with Melissa and Sandra bullock as cops. That were funny.
Suppose trainwreck passes bechdel if u count convos with her boss
Squooshed · 25/08/2015 18:33
Haven't seen the film but Judd Apatow films always paint women as shrews who just need to be shown the way by their laid back husband/boyfriend.
Was it about 7 hours long? His films always go on for daaaaaays. That's my biggest issue with Mr Apatow. This Is 40 should have been called This Is 40 Minutes Too Long.
limitedperiodonly · 13/09/2015 16:53
It started well and then her bug-eyed priggish boyfriend appeared.
Why was it called Trainwreck btw? There were no trains and nothing crashed.
If he'd have died horribly in a bloody rending of flesh against jagged metal, I might have liked it more.
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