I like movies.
For the nearly 8 years that now-hubby and I have been together, well, we probably could have done something much cooler with all of the money that we’ve spent in movie theaters. Our latest venture was to see Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck… and I am in love.
Amy takes on just about every stereotype perpetuated by the romantic comedy machine. Her leading female character bears all of the traditionally masculine traits of a rom-com’s leading male character. Her love interest falls short of the freakishly attractive male leads that you’re used to (I suppose Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake were too busy with their new babies to take on the role) and yet, the love story manages to be all the more charming. And her character turns female beauty standards on their heads, in classic Schumer fashion.
Her character, Amy, steps outside the box that Hollywood has constructed around female characters, and into a realm usually preserved for men. She drinks a lot, smokes a lot, and sleeps around… a lot. Her daddy issues leave her avoiding love, as opposed to lost in the search for it. She spoofs the played out bachelor concepts of “never sleeping over” nor snuggling. The spoofing includes a cameo by John Cena, also not living up to his presumed macho man persona.
Also, Bill Hader is hardly a beauty contestant. It would appear that men in the movie industry are also subject to certain beauty standards. Hader plays the charming-nerdy-doctor type. That’s a thing, right? But you’re willing to fall just as hard for him as you are for Ashton, I promise.
Schumer has mentioned during interviews, that she was pressured “to get into shape” for her on screen debut. She mocks the “opportunity” in her usual manner… and jokes that she’s “so proud to have lost 3 pounds.” Her body type is atypical of women in this type of roll, and more typical of I don’t know… real life? She rocks her average body right into the beds of many on screen counterparts, stifling stereotypes with laughter.
All in all… I might go see it again, and buy it on blu-ray when it comes out. And not just the regular blu-ray, that extra expensive one that’s like the “3 disk special edition” with that entire disk of special features that you never watch… and I might even watch the special features.
Do yourself a favor and go see it. Treat yo self.
Have you seen it? Did you love it too?!