Even as a Work in Progress, Trainwreck Is a Triumph

March 16, 2015 5:13 PM

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Even as a Work in Progress, Trainwreck Is a Triumph

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Pretty blonde woman works for a glossy New York magazine. Girl meets nice boy who works in sports. Girl loses boy. Girl concocts romantic gesture to get boy back. Sounds familiar, right? That’s the plot of Trainwreck but, trust me, this movie is like nothing you’ve seen before. Comedian Amy Schumer has come for the romantic comedy genre, and it will never be the same.

Director Judd Apatow and writer/producer/star Schumer premiered their comedy Trainwreck as a “work in progress” at the SXSW film festival on Sunday night. (Bridesmaids premiered the same way in 2011.) The film, at first, feels familiar: the voice-over, the character (also named Amy) with a swanky jo...

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