Trainwreck review

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in Trainwreck
Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in Trainwreck

Emmy-nominated comedian Amy Schumer's big screen debut has hit Kiwi cinemas.

Trainwreck is an R-rated romantic comedy and along with Schumer and Bill Hader, the cast also includes one of the greatest NBA players.

Amy is Amy.  She doesn't believe in monogamy, never has.

She does believe in wine and one-night-stands though, and as far as she's concerned, life is good.

Sent on assignment - by her vile magazine editor - to interview Aaron the sports doctor, the last thing on Amy's mind was love.

Sex yes, but certainly not love.

But ain't love just the craziest thing?

If you think that's where this Trainwreck is heading - to the land of the bog-standard, cringe-worthy rom-com by numbers - well it hasn't even left the station, and when it does, it becomes one of the most fun rides of the year.

Messing with stereotypes and complete with a strong beating heart, both Schumer and Hader keep this story right on track, delivering on both the laughs and the love.

Chuck in some seriously scene-stealing moments from LeBron James and Trainwreck is anything but a trainwreck.

Seriously funny, funnily serious, Trainwreck vastly exceeded so many of my rom-com experiences and is definitely on my must-own Blu-ray list.

Certainly not for the faint hearted or their kids, Schumer and Hader are a complete delight, the story defies the usual clichés and LeBron James for President.

Four-and-a-half stars.

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     Trainwreck:: Director: Judd Apatow:: Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, John Cena, LeBron James:: Rating: R16 - Sex scenes, sexual content, drug use & offensive language:: Running Time: 125 minutes:: Release Date: August 13, 2015