Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow Deliver One Of The Funniest Comedies Of The Year [REVIEW]

March 16, 2015 5:51 PM

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Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow Deliver One Of The Funniest Comedies Of The Year [REVIEW]

The title of “work in progress” at South by Southwest is a dubious one at best. Last year, the Seth Rogen and Zac Ephron comedy “Neighbors” played to a packed Paramount Theater months ahead of its seemingly identical release print a few weeks later. A few SXSWs earlier, Paul Feig’s “Bridesmaids” played with the similar “work in progress” label that had yet to finish sound mixing, meaning it was the same version audiences watched in theaters a few weeks later. “Trainwreck” is the latest “work in progress” to play to SXSW audiences. Whatever version I saw last night was brilliantly made, smartly written and hilarious. If it is indeed a “work in progress,” please don’t change a thing.

Star and writer of “Trainwreck,” Amy Schumer, creates a flawed assertive character to tear up the New York romantic comedy tropes. She goes as far as re-appropriating Woody Allen’s iconic bridge shot from “Manhattan” for a bawdy laugh. Schumer’s character, also named Amy, learns from her father at a...

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