Friday July 10, 2020

Trainwreck crushes the rom-com clichés

15th August, 2015
Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in Trainwreck

Last month, while conducting a public interview with the actress Goldie Hawn on a film festival stage, the former chief executive of Disney, Michael Eisner, said that “beautiful women are not funny”. He then had the grace to note that the horrified Hawn was “the exception”, but his ill-considered comments caused a furore.

Eisner, who is neither funny nor beautiful, went on to say that “in the history of the motion...

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