Amy Schumer says her new film “Trainwreck” is a love letter to her sister

Reuters – Comedian Amy Schumer pulls double duty as the writer and star of her new film “Trainwreck”. Edward Baran reports.

Comedian Amy Schumer pens a comedic tale of love, sports and family in her first outing as a screenwriter for “Trainwreck”.

In the film, Schumer’s character, who plays a magazine writer, finds herself falling in love with the subject of a profile piece she is writing, after living a life of promiscuity.

Comedy ensues as she learns how to adapt to romance and balance her family life.

“I think this movie is kind of a love letter to my sister and the way that I realize that I was hurting myself and being destructive was by falling in love.” Actress Tilda Swinton is almost unrecognizable in the movie as Schumer’s boss.

“I wanted to do something different, so I wanted for start, to have a sort of tandoori tan, I think that was the start.”

“Trainwreck” hits U.S. theatres today.