I’m a pretty outspoken Judd Apatow apologist, but even I’ll admit that the idea of him directing a movie that’s not about him or his family sounds refreshing. Especially when it’s a starring vehicle for Amy Schumer. In Trainwreck, Schumer headlines a cast that includes Brie Larson, Dave Attell, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, and Jim Norton, telling the story of a one night stand-loving single chick who just can’t get it together. One day, she meets a surgeon-to-the-stars played by Bill Hader, and they make beautiful dating comedy together. Famed comedian LeBron James plays Hader’s best pal.
Speaking of which, Judd Apatow needs a celebrity cameo intervention like yesterday. It used to be one or two per movie — Seacrest in Knocked Up, Eminem in Funny People, Billy Joe in This is 40 — now he’s got two or three just in the trailer. He’s getting as bad as SNL, who can’t go a whole sketch without at least two famous people showing up to wink at the camera and grind the story to a halt. “Ha ha, isn’t it hilarious how famous I am?!” I’m sure it’s exciting to meet celebrities, but maybe just invite them to the after party.
Trainwreck opens July 17.