The aforementioned lead in question is Amy (Schumer), a young woman who juggles guys about as much as she chugs a bottle and smokes a joint. She's also a journalist who hates sports and, as luck would have it, her sadistic boss (an uproarious Tilda Swinton) tasks her with a sports related article where she interviews sports doctor Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), who happens to be pals with LaBron James. Between Amy's behavior, her job and the assignment she's given, you can already what territory we'll be dealing with. All the while, Amy has family matters to contend with, including her bitter, outspoken father (Colin Quinn) and rather resenting sister (Brie Larson). When you consider what's going on, there's a lot to take in, even for a 2-hour movie. And it's true, the pacing does begin to stagnate in some parts, but nearly everything is touched on just enough to avoid a sense of incompletion. Judd Apatow movies aren't known for being slim offerings, but this feels less demanding than his usual work, which may have to do with the writing helm being given to Schumer instead of him. That doesn't mean the usual antics and crude, pop cultural jokes don't get shoved in every now and again, but if you're already a fan of Apatow, the writer swap should hardly affect your lasting impressions.
A romantic comedy like Trainwreck is an ideal date movie for those who like or prefer a mild spec of spice to go with their cheese. Innovative? No. A fun time? Yes. Just be sure you know exactly what you're getting in this transparent piece.