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to say that Trainwreck is... ***SPOILERS***

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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 Hmm .

Piss off Judd Apatow Angry .

(Amy Schumer's performance was great though)

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SansaryaAgain · 24/08/2015 15:07

I've not seen the film but judging from all I've read about it I'd say YANBU as I hate the trope that what women really want is to "settle down" and be redeemed by a man.


LoveAGoodRummage · 24/08/2015 15:10

Oh no! You've ruined an entirely formulaic piece of Hollywood shite for me Angry


MrsTerryPratchett · 24/08/2015 15:12

Judd Apatow. There's your explanation.


PamPoovey · 24/08/2015 15:15

Oh I know IABU to expect anything different from the Hollywood machine Grin .

It's just so disappointing to me as the character is fantastic. I wouldn't have been bothered if she were the ususal leading lady Anne Hathaway type drip.

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MARTIN1 · 24/08/2015 15:15

sounds bobbins, thanks for the warning


StonedGalah · 24/08/2015 15:16

I thought it was shite from the start. Didn't bother to watch the ending.

I thought it was a cliché from the get go.


PamPoovey · 25/08/2015 13:45

And now that we're back in action....

has anyone else seen Trainwreck?


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MaryPoppinsPenguins · 25/08/2015 13:48

I agree with everything you've said in principle... But I really liked it, it made me laugh and it's the first time DH has gone to the cinema with me in about six years Wink


TheGirlFromIpanema · 25/08/2015 15:41

I feel like a very bad feminist now as I loved it Blush

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 Sad

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.

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xavierfondue · 25/08/2015 16:16

Am marking my place, waiting for someone to complain they were looking forward to seeing the film and you've ruined it for them.


TheGirlFromIpanema · 25/08/2015 17:29

Well OP did put a spolier alert in the title so not sure what you are waiting for Confused

Pam - John Cena made me laugh a lot too, I wished I'd taken a massive foam finger to the cinema to chant 'Ceeeee-Narrrrrrrrr' while he was humping away at Amy Grin


IndomitabIe · 25/08/2015 17:35

Oh, I'm so disappointed I love Bill Hader


IndomitabIe · 25/08/2015 17:36

(I fear a comma would have been a helpful addition to that sentence)


SlightlyJadedJack · 25/08/2015 17:39

I thought the whole film was shite and don't think Amy Schumer was any good either. Still watched it to the end though.


IndomitabIe · 25/08/2015 17:39

I always mentally do the Bechdel


xavierfondue · 25/08/2015 17:40

There was an innocuous thread about Harry Potter a while back and someone complained about the spoilerse, even though the last book was published eight years ago.


SlightlyJadedJack · 25/08/2015 17:40

That sounded really arsey but I didn't mean it to! Grin


IndomitabIe · 25/08/2015 17:40

(I have an infuriating browser) I always mentally do the Bechdel test while I'm watching films too. How did this one fare?


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 Confused
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 bossHmm


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.


IndomitabIe · 25/08/2015 20:37

Doesn't Judd Apatow often cast his real life wife in the wifely role too?

This thread has made me think she should be pretty offended! (Not really thought of his work as a whole before)


YouTheCat · 25/08/2015 20:46

I saw the trailer for it and thought 'what a pile of shit'.

I liked 'The Heat'. It was funny and silly and did what it said on the tin. Grin

I'm looking forward to 'Bill'.


limitedperiodonly · 13/09/2015 16:53

Fucking awful.

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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