Three seasons of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer have shown us that Amy Schumer is no one-hit-wonder. With her hilarious sketches and irrepressibly edgy style of humor, she’s cemented her grip on the small screen – and now, this summer, she’ll bring her shtick to theaters with the hilarious-looking Trainwreck.
A new trailer for the Judd Apatow-directed comedy has hit the web today and it’s as gut-bustingly funny as you’d expect. Schumer is a rare comedian in that she’s demonstrably fearless in her tackling of modern romance, sexuality, body image, societal double standards and systematically imposed misogyny. Unafraid to take on big targets (and simultaneously skewer herself), she has proven herself to be one of the most unrepentantly honest voices in comedy today. From the looks of Trainwreck, for which Schumer also wrote the script, it doesn’t appear that a shred of that comic genius has been lost in translation.
Essentially playing an extended riff on her stage character of a boozing, sexually liberated woman a little less in control of her life than she should be, Schumer’s character is a magazine writer who winds up terrified and out of her depth when she starts to feel legitimate affection for a sports doctor (Bill Hader) she’s covering for an article.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s ( Amy Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
Brie Larson, LeBron James, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, Method Man, Jim Norton and Norman Lloyd co-star in the comedy, which killed when it screened as an in-progress work at SXSW earlier this year.
Trainwreck opens July 17.