Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Defending the Conventionality of 'Trainwreck'

Of all the criticisms levied against Amy Schumer's very funny Trainwreck, the one that most surprised me was the accusation that it's somehow dishonest about being a progressive romantic comedy. Frankly, I don't think the movie is trying to be all that transgressive or daring: At its heart, it's an old-fashioned girl-meets-boy story. And what's wrong with that? Here's my piece for Deadspin.