I'm one of those people that hates everything and complains constantly. I have nothing negative to say about this movie. I loved it so much I really can't even properly express how great it is. I have never laughed so hard at a movie. It wasn't over the top or silly. It was realistic, relate-able, and, at times, touching. Definitely not a "chick flick" just because the lead is female. The men in the audience seemed to be having a great time. True, this film won't be for everyone, but it will be everything for those it is for. Amy Schumer's writing is on point. <more>
The real shock to me was Lebron James. I am not a sports person and didn't really know who he was. And I hate when athletes appear in movies or T.V. because they have no acting capabilities and its annoying, but Lebron James was totally committed and hysterical.
Best movie of the summer. Meet Hollywood's new "it girl" (by ajadran32993)
Why all the hate? This movie was funny, heartwarming, and one of the best movies I've seen so far in 2015 and I've seen a lot . Amy Schumer is clearly Hollywood's newest "big thing" and this movie proves that. Her character is hilarious and flawed.. bitchy yet you feel for her. I don't get why everyone is hating on this movie. So far it's been doing well at the box office and proves Amy's talents for writing and comedy. Yea, it's a rom-com, but there's something different about this movie. It get's dark and is full of emotion as well as raunch <more>
and laughs. If you didn't enjoy this movie, laugh during it, get choked up by her father's death and smile during her basketball court dance as well as hum uptown girl , you have no soul. This is just a funny movie to have a good time watching. Lighten up!
Her movie is really funny. I didn't think I was going to like it because I am not a fan of the hook up culture and anything that accepts it, but I lightened up enough to enjoy this movie. It's just really good entertainment. I admit her show on Comedy Central is hit or miss as all sketch comedy shows are, but her stand up is hysterical and this movie is exactly like her stand up. Obviously it's very graphic so I can't recommend going with your parents, in-laws or anyone else you might feel uncomfortable being around when people are simulating raunchy stuff on screen if you <more>
catch my drift. But go with your girlfriend or your husband and laugh your butt off!
Liked this movie, and think it's a great start for Amy Schumer (by territerri)
I'm in my 50s, so some of the parts made me realize this what I mean is the younger generations talks more openly and freely about a lot of things that in my day were just not spoken about in public . However, I loved this movie. The opening was done in a creative way and set the tone perfectly for the rest of the movie, and let us understand why Amy Shcumer's character was doing the things she was. Many would say her behavior was self loathing or self destructive, but I didn't see it that way. She, like many women in the big city, was trying to experience all she could and find <more>
her way. It may not have been the 'normal' way, but she had to walk that road. The movie was creative, funny and heartfelt. All the performances were great. There were a few scenes, as when she and her sister were looking at a photo of their mother and reminiscing about her that I could have skipped, but overall this movie shows that Amy Schumer, paired with these good actors and director, has a bright future.
Amazingly impressive and never goes dull. (by matdog321)
Heres my problem with Bridesmaids,This is 40, The Five Year Engagement or any other comedy along the lines of those. They run about for 2 hours, and almost drains me. Trainwreck, is not the case. It follows Amy Schumer , a magazine writer who is assigned an interview for a sports doctor Hader . As soon as the movie started, i was pretty much sold on the acting. I've seen about one Amy Schumer stand-up and i own an audio show from itunes. Shes not exactly under rated, but i just appeal to her humor more.Bill Hader on the other hand, was my personal favorite of SNL beside Kristin Wiig. He <more>
usually played goofy characters so i was pleasantly surprised at his character structure, kind of a serious but not-so-serious attitude which i thought blended well against Amy's personality, who literally seems to make a joke about everything. Now I've never seen her show, so leaving the theater i was shocked at how well she portrayed her role. Well given the fact that her character is Amy, i expected the same sarcastic attitude she does in her comedy. I don't mind that, as a i said before I'm a fan of it. Which i think is a good approach for a breakout role, this was a personal role and she nailed it. It could almost be based on her entire life but i don't know that for sure. i wouldn't be surprised if it was. As for the romance, it just felt so real to me, rather than authentic. All thanks to Bill Hader, his dorky attitude and sense of humor really grew onto me. His whole friendship with Lebron James is side splitting. I also enjoyed John Cenas role, for what he was given he nailed the lines, years of WWE acting experience and he can still pull a punchline. "You know what i do to *ssholes? i lick em'!" There's plenty of one liners in this film that me and my friends were repeating as we walked out the theater. As i said before, 2 hour comedies really drag and wear me out but this did not. It has its drama in there, but it was solid. I almost didn't want it to end. Of course there were minor minor flaws. Such as the Matthew Broderick cameo along with the other people i didn't know in the intervention scene. But thats nit-picking. Watching Amy's character develop throughout was a pleaser in itself. I'd recommend this to anyone with a joy for smart-asses and romantic comedy.Also! The whole scene where the girls are telling stories at the bridal shower was a bit from her stand up that i watched, it was even more hilarious hearing it the second time.Edit: I went on other reviews to troll but i was surprised at how many people found her humor insane and sinful. One user pointed out that we should all see Paul Blart 2, just because Amy Schumer compliments her dead mothers Breasts and then makes fun of her. I gagged a little, if that isn't your sense of humor please don't recommend a PG comedy full of fart jokes and slapstick humor. From the trailer, you must read Sex comedy? Right?
This a sweet, beautifully filmed, tender and very profane first outing for the talented Amy Schumer. When I heard she was involved in a film project I so hoped it would be one worthy of and didn't exploit her talent and potty mouth .You don't have to be a fan or even be familiar with her stand-up routine or inventive TV show to embrace this film or its star. Apatow said he approached Schumer to make the film, and if that's the case, we should all applaud his outreach and the result.Schumer doesn't hog the screen either. There's a funny mock documentary with Daniel <more>
Radcliffe that could launch a spin off. And Lebron James is allowed to nearly steal the movie. Bill Hader, as the love interest, is a sensational foil for Schumer I wouldn't have anticipated that . Their chemistry keeps the film within the framework of a romantic comedy. Frankly, the entire cast is working at their highest level and that alone makes the film a must see.The profanity, which is Schumer's hallmark such language coming out of that sweet face could offend those who object to such, but its framed as a problem for the heroine in truth, in Schumer's case it's anything but a problem; it's made her a star . And the film makes her flaws self-deprecating which, again, is anything but the case. So I was a little disappointed that Schumer is made to be humbled by what the film's characters see as flaws. I'd pity the poor soul who said that to her face in real life or during her stage show.And the final scene involving cheerleaders was so off the mark for Schumer herself that I wondered how much control she had over the project. Neither she nor her character has anything to apologize for. She has made a career of standing up to some very real problems for women, and it's sad that in her first film outing she's made to apologize for that.She's a brilliant, original talent, and nothing and nobody should stand in her way.
An extremely funny comedy with a good message (by mcgregorrowland)
At first I did not want to see this movie at all. When I first saw the trailer I thought Amy Schumer was just not funny and that she was trying to be famous. But after I kept watching more and more of her she actually was funny. And then my friend invited me to see the movie so I gave it a chance. When I walked out of the theater I realized I was so wrong about Schumer and that she is actually hilarious.This movie made you laugh out loud and some of the jokes and lines were just hysterical. Almost every scene had a part that would make you laugh. Schumer's writing was great and I hope she <more>
writes more films in the future.Like I said the message was also very good in this movie. You felt good for the characters when the movie was over and when the credits came on the screen, you had a smile on your face.The acting was great. Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Vanessa Bayer, Ezra Miller, Mike Birbiglia, and LeBron James were all hilarious.If you love some good, raunchy, laugh out loud comedy that has a good message to go along with it then I highly recommend this film.
Unlike some comedies out there, this one is actually funny. I didn't really know Amy Schumer too well as a comedian - her roles have mainly been with television but let me be the first to say that Amy Schumer, acting as a chronically commitment-challenged career woman, is some serious comedic gold. Throw in some dirty jokes, a solid script written by Schumer herself and SNL veteran Bill Hader, and you've got a good movie for a Friday night.What made this movie enjoyable was the script and great comedic acting. Amy wrote herself a good character. She showcases her comedic chops and <more>
also subtly subverts the stereotypical Hollywood romantic comedy women leads instead of pining for Mr. Right, Schumer's Amy Townsend has sworn off the happily-married-with-two- kids phase for a...different source of romance . The script, even while developing the budding connection between the two leads, still maintains gravity by exploring how each person's problems has affected their relationship. By this, I mean that there are no silly love rivals or dramatic altar scenes with sad music in the background, but rather a more realistic look into Amy's entrenched commitment-phobia and Aaron's relative naiveté with deep relationships. Schumer cuts out the clichéd dialogue and relies on well-placed scenes and double entendres, to good effect.And of course, with the main lead Bill Hader playing a sports doctor, there were quite a few brilliant cameos from big-name athletes like LeBron James and Amar'e Stoudemire LeBron in particular plays a penny-pinching, egotistical version of himself to perfection . You may be concerned about the running time over two hours , but the twists and narrative detours that Schumer writes are, in my opinion, justified. They don't necessarily further the plot, but they contribute to the world that the characters inhabit by fleshing out side characters. In particular, Tilda Swinton, playing the unrecognizably bronzed Anna-Wintour-like editor of Snuff magazine who bosses around Amy and her colleagues Randall Park from "Fresh Off The Boat" and Vanessa Bayer from SNL , was another hilarious addition to the movie.While it's not a deeply emotional movie and it shouldn't be , it will resonate for anyone who's ever went through troubled times in a relationship. The script is cheeky and the acting was cheekier. Watch the movie. It's good.
All the critics seem to be male, which I find interesting.Here's a female point of view.Maybe not all females have been in the protagonist's shoes, but it is very common for women to have problems with monogamy, just like men. Showing a woman who treats men the way most men treat women is not only realistic, but eye-opening. I think that's the problem most men have with the movie. No one wants to see the shoe on the other foot--it's uncomfortable, but guess what? It's reality.I thought the movie was funny and touching. LeBron James is hilarious as himself.For whoever says <more>
there is no real strong story-line? They obviously missed it. It's about maturing, about figuring out what a person's priorities are in life. It's about the realization that compensation isn't all it's cracked up to be.