A capacity SXSW crowd laughed uproariously (and cried a little, too) during a “work in progress” screening of Judd Apatow’s latest Trainwreck. Written by Amy Schumer, the film never let up on humor, but not without the heart and emotional depth typical of Apatow’s movies.
Trainwreck takes place in New York City and follows Shumer’s character on a (seemingly autobiographical) journey through romantic hi jinx, job struggles, and family drama before settling into a heartfelt “coming of age” story.
Bill Hader shines as Schumer’s nerdy sports doctor love interest and Brie Larson is in top form as her settled-down family driven sister. A slew of memorable cameos from noted comedians (and Schumer’s friends) and professional athletes pepper the movie, with the biggest revelation coming in the form of a stellar performance from LeBron James.
After the film concluded, Apatow and a noticeably emotional Schumer took questions from the unapologetically awestruck crowd.
Trainwreck opens in theaters nationwide this summer.