Trainwreck: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

Since she was a little girl, Amy (Amy Schumer) has been taught that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment. But when she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of a new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be onto something.

I will be the first to admit that I’m not really a fan of Schumer. Shocking, I know. Her comedy acts just really weren’t my cup of tea and as the movie started it felt like exactly that. It seemed like it was a bit that she was doing instead of an actual movie but as it went on it seemed like it course corrected itself. I found myself laughing more and more as the movie went on but more so at the other characters. For instance, John Cena was a big surprise and extremely funny as this was a big departure from what people know him as. Throughout the film Schumer began to grow on me more and more but there were certain dips in her character’s personality that I didn’t dig. Either way I liked her a lot more than what I did initially. Hader is hilarious as usual with his deadpan delivery but at the same time it always seems like he’s going to break character which is even funnier. Shockingly the one person that kind of stole the show was Lebron James. Yeah, you read that right. Although he isn’t the strongest actor just yet he gave a performance that felt the most grounded and real for the situation that was going on. The story, in my opinion, wasn’t the best but it was enjoyable. It just seems like the typical love story that There was a point close to the third act where I became uninterested most likely due to acting not feeling genuine BUT that was probably the only moment that happened. I really was pleasantly surprised at how funny this movie ended up being and if you are into Amy Schumer and her humor then you’ll love this film and if you aren’t then you might find yourself laughing at something you didn’t expect to. 8/10

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes – A really good amount of scenes that are really worth watching just for the novelty of it.

Extended/Alternate Scenes – An awesome amount of scenes her that were cut or completely omitted from the film. They should’ve just mixed it in with the deleted scenes.

Secrets of the Wu – Characters of the film discuss the Wu-Tang Clan

The Dogwalker – A full look at the fake film that was shown in the film.

Gag Reel – A really funny 2 part reel with mistakes and missed cues.

Line-O-Rama – A great feature that is just as good as the Gag Reel with improved lines and alternate takes.

Directing Athletes: A Blood Sport – Judd Apatow talks a bit about working with athletes and vise-versa.

Behind-the-Scenes – A great collection of features that show various stages of the making of the film but mainly highlights the performers.

Trainwreck Comedy Tour – The cast travels around promoting the movie.

Trainwreck is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment


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