March 16, 2015 4:31 PM

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Amy Schumer has built a sizable fan base thanks to her Comedy Central series, which showcases her specific brand of honest and often subversive sense of humor. There’s no denying her intense relatability — and it’s that quality that serves her well in her debut film, Trainwreck. Written and produced by Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, the film centers on a fictional version of Schumer. We’ll never know how fictional this Amy is (and we shouldn’t), which makes her cinematic alter ego all the more appealing.

We’ve seen plenty of movies about man-children and regressive women — Apatow himself is largely responsible for igniting a wave of films about men in arrested development, which makes his choice to direct Schumer’s feature debut a pleasant surprise. Apatow’s films have previously tended toward the m...

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