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SISTERS

Sisters is a big, broad, bawdy delight. Screenwriter Paula Pell–a member of the Saturday Night Live team for the past decade and Emmy-nominated with the SNL team for recent anniversary shows–knows her stars perfectly. And director Jason Moore (best known for the first Pitch Perfect film) knows how the keep the whole dizzy, ditzy ensemble […]

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TRAINWRECK: Amy Schumer’s Summer

A Message from Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner This morning, Amy Schumer received a coveted Emmy nomination in the highly competitive “Best Comedy Actress” category alongside some of the most beloved female stars–Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Edie Falco, Lisa Kudrow, Amy Poeler, and Lily Tomlin–on the current television scene. Her show–Inside Amy Schumer—also picked up six nominations for […]

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TRAINWRECK (BKP)

Writer Amy Schumer kicks off her movie debut with a bang, telling the hilariously relatable story about falling in love, caring for family and struggling to better yourself. In classic Judd Apatow form, the film is about 30 minutes too long; but what it lacks in structure, it makes up for in heart and humor. […]

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TRAINWRECK (JEP)

As a young girl, Amy’s father insists that monogamy is not realistic. From that moment on, she takes his words to heart until sports doctor “Aaron Conners” changes everything. Written by comedian Amy Schumer, Trainwreck is 2 hours of non-stop laughs, with family and relationship situations drawn from Schumer’s real life experiences. (JEP: 4/5) Review […]

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TRAINWRECK (JLH)

Comedienne Amy Schumer is feisty and adorable in her first staring role, but the film–which she wrote–was directed by Judd Apatow. And Apatow, as the reigning master of mainstream comedy, succeeds in softening all of Schumer’s edges. There are some laugh-out-loud moments, especially in the first half, but the long, slow slide into a predicable finale weighs the whole film […]

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