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Trainwreck - Movie Review

trainwreck ayala malls cinemasI'm really not sure if i'm all sold with Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'. The movie has its moments where I laughed a lot, and there are things that could make you wonder why it's even there in the first place. It's the typical  Apatow movie we get, but don't expect the script to go hysterical like the director's past comedies like 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up. Don't get me wrong, Amy Schumer was a promising comedian and all but it's the lack of improvised lines that left me hanging (or maybe i'm just missing the ol' Apatow gang like Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, etc.), and actually dismayed after watching.
The chemistry between Amy Schumer and Bill Hader is there, and both have great comedic quips as well as pushing out the emotions in a few dramatic scenes. Bill Hader didn't go full Bill Hader, but it's still nice seeing him get a role that doesn't rely on his impersonating talent. LeBron James was a revelation, and i'm not even exaggerating. I initially thought that he was just for a small role, but he played an integral part in the story. He played Hader's over protective best friend, and he kills it without second thought. Beside James, famous wrestler John Cena also is another surprise that leave the most laugh in the theater. Look out for a scene in a theater wherein Cena goes ape-shit on a guy who called him "Mark Wahlberg".
trainwreck ayala malls cinemasThe movie's first hour was a blast, but it dragged itself down to focus on numerous Dad visits, intervention and other unnecessary drama that Apatow stuffed in because his other films have it. The overlong running time was really not much of a big deal, but still the movie really need to trim 20-30 minutes down for a tighter finish.
tilda swinton sex scene'Trainwreck', overall, was still a fun experience. It's overlong, stuffed duration will most likely make you check your watch a few times, but Schumer and Hader will keep you hanging until the last moments. Not as hilariously and memorable as older Judd Apatow movies, it's still worth watching to pass the time.

The geek rates it 6.5/10!

'Trainwreck' is rated R-18 by the MTRCB and now showing exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas from United International Pictures Philippines!
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