Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"Trainwreck"

Review Summary: Ann and Les thought this raunchy comedy showed intelligence and honesty. They loved the supporting role of LeBron James (played by himself).

Plot Summary: A trainwreck of a woman must rethink her father's mantra ("monogamy doesn't exist") when she meets a nice guy. Runtime 125 minutes.

Director: Judd Apatow

Writer: Amy Schumer

Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson

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