Trainwreck Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Trainwreck

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    The title says it all.

  • Starring:

    Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, LeBron James, Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, Brie Larson, Mike Birbiglia, Evan Brinkman, Randall Park, Jon Glaser, Ezra Miller, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Matthew Broderick, Marv Albert, Chris Evert

  • Directed by:

    Judd Apatow

  • Running time:

    125 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are slapped (sexual), punched. Beating up kid at school, knocked out teeth and stolen shoes, stolen bike, Dad beating up neighbours mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Raping mentioned (comic). Blood/gore: Blood spatter. Knee surgery (exposed/hammering bone), wound-stitching. Bloody clothing/face/glove/hand. Spinal/head scan images. Patients in hospital beds, IV drips, medical equipment.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A woman has sex with many different partners. Oral sex, orgasm, hitting during sex, erection beneath towel, nipple-licking. Kissing, flirting, grinding-dancing. Nude men (rear view). Woman in bra, cleavage, skimpy clothing, shirtless men. References to sex, masturbation. Threesomes, fetishes, condoms mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Snorting cocaine, vial of white powder, smoking marijuana. A patient is administered a sedative intravenously. Alcohol (beer, spirits, cocktails, wine, shots). Club, bar settings. Intoxication. Smoking. Viagra, Adderall, getting high, smoking pot, getting drunk/hammered, bong, champagne mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women. Terms for genitals and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations. Jokes about race, weight, age, death, homosexuality, cultures.

  • THEMES:

    Monogamy, infidelity, promiscuity, love, commitment, forgiveness, father-daughter relationships, dating, NYC, assisted living, sports medicine, surgery, Doctors Without Borders, awards, recognition, fear, basketball, cheerleaders, elite athletes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased father, relationship breakup, job loss. Divorce mentioned. Lightning, dogs. Toilet. Hyperventilating, gagging, vomit. Urination, defecation mentioned. Brief Mandarin (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Lacerating, smart, heartfelt, raw, funny, honest, wise, hilarious, personal, charming, deft, mature, polished, enjoyable, frank, robust, plain-speaking, important. Stellar/memorable performances, real chemistry between leads, LeBron James is hilarious/scene-stealing, focused/warm script, reality-bending narrative, makes a well-trodden tale feel fresh.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Shaggy, overlong, familiar, flawed. Too many narrative detours/digressions, sags toward end, many jokes fall flat.

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