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Trainwreck (2015)

Country: Japan, USA

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Taglines: All aboard

Director: Judd Apatow

Writers: Amy Schumer

Stars: Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton, Amy Schumer, Ezra Miller, ...

Despite having a love/hate relationship with her scoundrel of a father Gordon Townsend, the one thing Amy Townsend has grown up believing from him is that monogamy isn't realistic, he and Amy's mom who broke up due to infidelity when Amy was young. As such, she gets drunk and stoned frequently in her pursuit of indiscriminate sex, with an unstated rule that there is no sleeping over once the sex is over. Her current "boyfriend", Steven, believes they are exclusive, not knowing that she sleeps with other men. Working at sensationalistic magazine S'nuff under head sensationalist Dianna, Amy is in line for a promotion, she certain to get it if her next story meets Dianna's scrutiny. That story is a profile of sports doctor to the stars, Dr. Aaron Conners, it despite Amy knowing nothing about sports. To Amy's amazement, Aaron wants to date her following their first sexual encounter, his sexual history in terms of quantity which is in extreme contrast to her own. Also to her amazement, she...
The first film by Judd Apatow not to be written by him, only directed.
Barkhad Abdi was attached to the film but was eventually replaced by Lebron James.
First film written by Amy Schumer.
Second collaboration between Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller. They previously costarred in We Need to Talk About Kevin.
The movie was shot on 35mm film.
Includes three actors that have worked on SNL: Bill Hader, Vanessa Bayer, Pete Davidson.
Includes five actors that have worked on SNL: Bill Hader, Vanessa Bayer, Pete Davidson, Tim Meadows and Colin Quinn
A photo of Daniel Radcliffe walking dogs while smoking a cigarette was leaked on various websites during filming. The photo was from the fictional movie trailer in the theater scene.
Judd Apatow contacted Amy Schumer to make this movie after hearing her interview on the Howard Stern show. Judd was blown away by how funny and intimate she was while discussing the troublings of her father's illness.
Chris Rock was on the set when LeBron James' scenes were filmed and he came up with several of the lines that James says in the film.
Schumer's original screenplay called for a "Tilda Swinton Type" to play her boss at the men's magazine. Apatow called up Swinton and offered her the part. Apparently, Swinton is fan of Apatow and was looking to join his comedy universe.
Judd Apatow arranged Amy Schumer and Bill Hader go out together while watching them interact with each other as a screen test. Hader later received the co-lead role.
Includes six actors that have worked on SNL: Bill Hader, Vanessa Bayer, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Tim Meadows and Colin Quinn.
Lebron James filmed all of his scenes in 1 week.
The story of Aaron's first kiss is the same story as Bill Hader's first kiss.
The scene from the trailer where Amy asks if her sister dressed her husband in that sweater so no one would want to sleep with him, is not in the movie.
At one point in the film, Amare Stoudemire yells to Dallas Cowboys quarterback, "Dallas sucks!" At the time of filming, Stoudemire played for the New York Knicks. During the NBA season, however, Stoudemire would go on to play for the Dallas Mavericks.
Schumer wrote LeBron James' scenes down to the exact type of Tom Ford suits he would be wearing in hopes that James would accept the role.
The idea of Trainwreck (2015) was discussed for over two years with Judd Apatow. The original draft of the script was written over a month and half. Schumer confessed that she wrote the script with Apatow in mind to direct. So in her writing of the screen
When Amy and Steven head to the theater, the other movies on the marquee are actual indie films. They are Ballet 422 (2014), Hank and Asha (2013), Leave Yourself Alone (2014), Love in the Time of Monsters (2014), and Three O'Clock High (1987)
Second collaboration between Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller. They previously co-starred in We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Trainwreck (2015) also marks Apatow's first New York movie, an experience his four-time producer, Barry Mendel (Funny People), calls invigorating. The whole crew is different including Director of Cinematography Jody Lee Lipes (Tiny Furniture, Girls), and
Although the film was not written by director Judd Apatow, he encouraged improvisation between takes.
Bill Hader lost 20 pounds for this role.
The European premiere of the movie was during the 68th edition of the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.
Jim Norton from the Opie with Jim Norton show on Sirius XM was in a scene that was deleted for time.
In Berlin the title of the movie is Dating Queen.
Chris Rock was on the set when LeBron James's scenes were filmed and he came up with several of the lines that James says in the film.
Judd Apatow arranged for Amy Schumer and Bill Hader to go out together while watching them interact with each other as a screen test. Hader later received the co-lead role.
Amy Schumer's original screenplay called for a "Tilda Swinton Type" to play her boss at the men's magazine. Judd Apatow called up Tilda Swinton and offered her the part. Apparently, Swinton is fan of Apatow and was looking to join his comedy universe.
Judd Apatow contacted Amy Schumer to make this movie after hearing her interview on the Howard Stern show. Judd was blown away by how funny and intimate she was while discussing the troubles of her father's illness.
First film written by Amy Schumer
Many scenes featured in the trailer are not featured in the final cut. However, takes with different punchlines were recorded for the same scene and later used in promotional trailer & clips, as well as the movie itself.
Amy Schumer wrote LeBron James' scenes down to the exact type of Tom Ford suits he would be wearing in hopes that James would accept the role.
At one point in the film, Amar'e Stoudemire yells to Dallas Cowboys quarterback, "Dallas sucks!" At the time of filming, Stoudemire played for the New York Knicks. During the NBA season, however, Stoudemire would go on to play for the Dallas Mavericks.
The only Judd Apatow film not to star his wife, Leslie Mann.
Nicole Garcia, who is John Cena's girlfriend, was very upset that he agreed to perform the sex scene without discussing it with her first. Cena apologized to her in an episode of Total Divas (2013).
In Germany the title of the movie is Dating Queen.
In one scene Amy's nephew is wearing a shirt that describes the rules of "Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock".
Second collaboration between Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller. They previously co-starred in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011).
Jim Norton from the The Jim Norton Show (2014) on Sirius XM was in a scene that was deleted for time.
During the scene where John Cena is arguing he calls him "KoKo Beware"; an iconic eighties professional wrestler of the WWE (formerly known as WWF), the same company where Cena is employed as a wrestler.
Jack Whitehall read for the role that eventually went to John Cena.
Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer are both from Long Island. The two Billy Joel (who is also from Long Island) songs featured in the film were included because of that Long Island connection.
During the scene where John Cena is fighting with a theater patron, he calls him "Koko B. Ware"; real named John Ware, an iconic eighties professional wrestler of the WWE (formerly known as WWF), the same company where Cena is employed as a wrestler.
During the scene where John Cena is fighting with a theater patron, he calls him "Koko B. Ware"; real name John Ware, an iconic eighties professional wrestler of the WWE (formerly known as WWF), the same company where Cena is employed as a wrestler.
John Cena had to rehearse his sex scene with Amy Schumer, not with her but with a male stunt double.
Tilda Swinton was in charge of designing how her character looked and talked. She was very keen to take the part as it was completely different from anything else she had ever done before.
Colin Quinn, who plays Amy Schumer's father, spent a lot of time with her real dad who really does have multiple sclerosis.
Daniel Radcliffe was able to film his few scenes during the day before taking to the Broadway stage in the evenings for "The Cripple of Inishmaan".
Amy Schumer spent two months practicing with a cheerleading squad for her climactic dance number.
Norman Lloyd, who plays a supporting role in this movie, was 100 years old during filming. Lloyd (who was born in November 1914) had his first role in a Broadway show in 1927 and his first movie role in 1939; his career has included roles for Alfred Hitch
Norman Lloyd met Judd Apatow over lunch to discuss his part in the film. Lloyd claimed that Apatow was surprised that Lloyd, then 99, had driven himself to the appointment and offered to walk with him two blocks back to his car. Lloyd surmised that the wa
The idea of Trainwreck (2015) was discussed for over two years with Judd Apatow. The original draft of the script was written over a month and half. Amy Schumer confessed that she wrote the script with Apatow in mind to direct. So in her writing of the sc
Becky Ann Baker appears in the trailer, sitting with Amy at the awards banquet. She asks, "What kind of charitable work do you do?" (Amy's reply: "I slept with a lot of fat guys in college.") But all that remains of her role in the film is that she can be
On August 3, 2015, Amy Schumer appeared at a press conference with her distant cousin, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, to announce her support for proposed legislation to strengthen background checks for gun purchases. She also voiced support for more fun
In an August 2015 interview with the (London) Telegraph, Norman Lloyd (who at 100 years old has been making movies since the 1930s) said that he had never before appeared in anything containing that level of raunchy humor, and it was surprising to his fam
When Amy and Steven head to the theater, the other movies on the marquee are actual indie films. They are Ballet 422 (2014), Hank and Asha (2013), Leave Yourself Alone (2016), Love in the Time of Monsters (2014), and Three O'Clock High (1987)
For the montage of moments where Amy has a series of one-night stands, the original idea was showing all of them from Amy's point of view on the bed, with the guys on top of her. But Amy Schumer convinced the producers to shoot them like you see in the mo
Trainwreck (2015) also marks Judd Apatow's first New York movie, an experience his four-time producer, Barry Mendel (Funny People (2009)), calls invigorating. The whole crew is different including Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes (Tiny Furniture (2010), Gir
During the scene where John Cena is fighting with a theater patron, he calls him "Koko B. Ware"; real name James Ware, an iconic eighties professional wrestler of the WWE (formerly known as WWF), the same company where Cena is employed as a wrestler.
A 59-year-old man killed two people and wounded nine others at a Lafayette, Louisiana multiplex on the night of Thursday, July 23, 2015, 20 minutes into the screening of Trainwreck, before turning his gun on himself and taking his own life. Later that nig
The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton and Marisa Tomei.
Amy Schumer', appearing on the WNYC podcast "Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin", admitted that she loves The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) so much that she even "straight up stole" a line from Anjelica Huston's character in the film. Schumer says, "There's a p
Norman Lloyd, who plays a supporting role in this movie, was 100 years old during filming. Lloyd (who was born in November 1914) had his first role in a Broadway show in 1927 and his first movie role in 1939; his career has included roles for Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Charles Chaplin, and Martin Scorsese. After being blacklisted during the Red Scare of the 1950s, Alfred Hitchcock again employed him--this time as a producer, on the TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), and then he enjoyed an acting resurgence during the 1980s after being cast as Dr. Daniel Auschlander on St. Elsewhere (1982). Lloyd claimed that most of his lines were improvised, and that it was the first time in his career that he improvised during a performance.
Norman Lloyd met Judd Apatow over lunch to discuss his part in the film. Lloyd claimed that Apatow was surprised that Lloyd, then 99, had driven himself to the appointment and offered to walk with him two blocks back to his car. Lloyd surmised that the walk back to his car was part of the job interview, confirming to Apatow that he was ambulatory. Apatow later expressed his amazement at Lloyd's independence, observing that he flew to New York and arrived on set alone, never asked for special services, and never needed to take breaks during filming.
The idea of Trainwreck (2015) was discussed for over two years with Judd Apatow. The original draft of the script was written over a month and half. Amy Schumer confessed that she wrote the script with Apatow in mind to direct. So in her writing of the screenplay, she wrote in things that would attract him to the project.
In an August 2015 interview with the (London) Telegraph, Norman Lloyd (who at 100 years old has been making movies since the 1930s) said that he had never before appeared in anything containing that level of raunchy humor, and it was surprising to his family: "my daughter, who's 76, walked out of the picture. She wrote me a letter--'It's not the kind of picture I thought I'd see you in, Dad!'"
Becky Ann Baker appears in the trailer, sitting with Amy at the awards banquet. She asks, "What kind of charitable work do you do?" (Amy's reply: "I slept with a lot of fat guys in college.") But all that remains of her role in the film is that she can be spotted sitting at Amy's table.
On August 3, 2015, Amy Schumer appeared at a press conference with her distant cousin, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, to announce her support for proposed legislation to strengthen background checks for gun purchases. She also voiced support for more funding for mental health treatment. Both were in response to the July 23, 2015, incident in which a gunman murdered two people and injured nine others at a Lafayette, Louisiana, screening of Schumer's movie Trainwreck. Although the Lafayette shooter had a history of both violent mental illness and criminal behavior, he had faced no impediments when purchasing firearms.
For the montage of moments where Amy has a series of one-night stands, the original idea was showing all of them from Amy's point of view on the bed, with the guys on top of her. But Amy Schumer convinced the producers to shoot them like you see in the movie, with the character saying goodbye to them at the door, because the other way would make the audience think of her as slutty.
Trainwreck (2015) also marks Judd Apatow's first New York movie, an experience his four-time producer, Barry Mendel (Funny People (2009)), calls invigorating. The whole crew is different including Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes (Tiny Furniture (2010), Girls (2012)), and the Production Designer Kevin Thompson (The Bourne Legacy (2012)).
A 59-year-old man killed two people and wounded nine others at a Lafayette, Louisiana multiplex on the night of Thursday, July 23, 2015, 20 minutes into the screening of Trainwreck, before turning his gun on himself and taking his own life. Later that night, Amy Schumer tweeted, "My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana."
Barkhad Abdi was cast, but dropped out in favor of doing "Eye In The Sky".
Ezra Miller's first interaction in the film is with Tilda Swinton as the boss at S'Nuff magazine. On We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) she plays his mother.
Amy Schumer', appearing on the WNYC podcast "Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin", admitted that she loves The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) so much that she even "straight up stole" a line from Anjelica Huston's character in the film. Schumer says, "There's a part where she's like, 'Where's the doctor?' when she finds out he has cancer, and there's a scene where I say that about my dad."