Movie of the Week: Trainwreck

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I’ve been meaning to watch this movie since it was at the movies a while back, but at the time I couldn’t make it, so I was just now able to catch it. Honestly, I’m glad I didn’t go see it in a big screen.

Until this, I hadn’t watch anything with Amy Schumer, I caught a couple of interviews with her, and although I didn’t find her particularly funny, I decided that it was time to give her a chance, because if everyone finds her so damn funny, they have to have a reason, right?

Oh well… I found the movie a complete Trainwreck (yes, pun intended). I didn’t find it funny at all. Actually, sorry, I’m lying here, it had its funny moments, and it was usually between Bill Hader and LeBron James (or any other basketball star running around at the time).

I found the premise of this movie really great, a complete genderbending of the so traditional “bad boy doesn’t want to settle down, then he meets the right girl and turns his life around”. So the beginning showed promise, with Amy sleeping around and doing what she liked, however it got old pretty fast, by the complete lack of human decency that her character showed. I mean, girl, if you don’t want to actually sleep with a guy, don’t make him stop breathing so he doesn’t bother you – get up and leave! I don’t know, her character just really got on my nerves. The way she treated her boyfriend, and then her sister and her family, was just not ok. And the jokes weren’t that funny.

Amy Schumer does know how to act, and well! It can been seen in the last minutes of the movie, especially in her dramatic scenes. I also didn’t understand why all her dresses were so damn short, lol, I’m sure there’s a reason, I just didn’t get it.

Really, what saved the movie for me was Bill Hader’s moments without Amy Schumer… =/

Also, John Cena’s character?! Really? I can’t even!

Movie of the Week: Inside Out

I’ll level with you, this has been a terrible month for my relationship with movies. I had a long list of movies that I wanted to go watch at the cinema, but each time I set a day aside to go to Barcelona to watch one, I just didn’t! I was in no mood, none whatsoever. So, the university opened again on Tuesday (1/9) and suddenly I’m not alone anymore, lol, so I thought that handling 6 hours of a lot of people was enough for one day and I left early and headed to the movies. Yes, the only thing that actually made me move was the fact that otherwise I would be listening to people for at least 5 more hours!

Anyhow… I decided to watch Inside Out, because I needed a laugh and thought that was safer than The Fantastic Four or any other action movie. Lucky for me, the movie was still at the closest Original Version Cinema in Barcelona, near Plaça de Catalunya 🙂 . It also gave me an opportunity to find out that a Costa Cafe opened near there (on the same street as a Starbucks, dumb move!) – I had lunch there, had a cappuccino, regretted it slightly… moving on!

This movie, wow, this movie is FANTASTIC!!!! Holy Crap, totally magnificent! It’s my favorite Disney-Pixar Movie, for sure.

I didn’t have much idea of the plot before it started, but I was so pleasantly surprised. I loved Riley and I loved all of her emotions and her islands, so precious. I don’t even have coherent words for it, but I’ll tell you that I was laughing and then I was crying, and then I was laughing and crying at the same time (and wiping my tears with my t-shirt because I forgot my paper-tissues). It’s ok to be happy, it’s ok to be sad, angry, and feel disgust and fear, all these emotions are part of us, and they make us complete. We are all emotional complex, deal with it!

The actors were amazing in their parts, Lewis Black as spot on! Bill Hader was Fear, and I thought he did great as well.

But the ladies were magnificent! Mindy Kaling played Disgust and OMG, she was so funny. Phyllis Smith was my favorite though, I loved Sadness, and I loved how she portrayed her. having watched every season of The Office, I immediately recognized her voice, and honestly, no one could do it as well as she. And of course, Amy Poehler does a terrific job as Joy and I loved her so so much!!!!

I can’t say enough how amazing this movie is. Have you seen it? Did you liked it?! 😀