Since her dad told her “that monogamy isn’t realistic” when she was a little girl, Amy (Schumer) has been living an uninhibited life that is starting to feel like a rut. Then she meets a sports doctor named Aaron (Bill Hader).
That’s the simple setup for a fresh new rom-com that reminded me that a comedy doesn’t have to be a belabored story separated with a few hit or miss laughs — you can laugh and smile the full two hours and two minutes.
Much credit goes to Schumer, whose comic timing makes this a breezy ride. Just when this train is about to go off the rails with a sappy rom-com ending, she surprises with more guffaws.
Simply put: Your basic rom com, except it’s really, really funny. Funniest start-to-finish film since Bridesmaids (2011).
Award potential: Most likely nominations: Golden Globe comedy picture, comedy lead actress.
The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks.