A ra­zor-sharp post-ro­mance

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Di­rec­tor: Judd Apa­tow Fea­tur­ing: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader It’s 2015. Women are ar­se­holes, men are strug­gling with chang­ing def­i­ni­tions of mas­culin­ity and hook-up cul­ture is the norm.

Like the TV se­ries Girls, Train­wreck posits it­self per­fectly in this gen­er­a­tion – one where get­ting a phone call af­ter a one-night stand is so un­heard of, you can safely as­sume the per­son buttdi­alled you.

Amy Schumer plays Amy, a twen­tysome­thing mag­a­zine writer who may be on top of her ca­reer, but is com­pletely in­ca­pable of monogamy. And who can blame her?

We’ve been taught ro­mance is dead and love is for the naive.

Amy goes through life drink­ing heav­ily, smok­ing weed and sleep­ing with any­one who comes her way. By the time she meets suc­cess­ful sports doc­tor Aaron Con­ners, bril­liantly played by the un­der­rated Bill Hader, she’s so used to cold hook-ups that even sleep­ing over at his apart­ment af­ter sex con­fuses her.

Train­wreck is a postro­mance com­edy that ev­ery twen­tysome­thing who has spent even a frac­tion of time in the dat­ing scene will un­der­stand. It’s sharp, sub­tle, funny and thor­oughly en­ter­tain­ing.

All hail Ms Schumer!

WHO SAYS RO­MANCE IS DEAD? Amy Schumer and Bill Hader make a star team in the anti-ro­mance com­edy Train­wreck

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