I'll be the first to admit that I bought into the allure of the new movie "Trainwreck" on the fun, light previews highlighting a romantic comedy and some feature screen time for uber hipster LeBron James.
I'll also be the first to admit that I had never heard of Amy Schumer nor knew anything about her background. Well, this wasn't a bad movie it was rather just uneventful and sort of pointless. A young, bit wild, and reckless young "Amy" is essentially playing herself in this movie she wrote. She is living in a city working and partying hard with really no goals and career plans… living for the moment.
"Amy" has plenty of fatal flaws and many little life train wrecks along the way which explains the movies name I guess.
I have no sense of her value as a box-office draw. I'm sure there are other people like me that were intrigued to see LeBron on the big screen in a respectable role (I'm sure the marketing folks were thrilled that he had a huge post season run.
I don't think I fell asleep but I do know that I can think of a single moment in the film that was memorable, super funny or special. At the end of the day, it was simply a forgettable attempt at a movie. I'm sure Amy Schumer fans loved it. Though I found her interesting, the story line was not. Maybe I just wasn't in the target market as it just didn't work for me.