Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Schumer Write A Script That Will Probably Deliver These 6 Things
I’m not typically an overexcited person, but, when I got wind of an Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence screenwriting collaboration, I have to admit: I may have done a back flip or two. (Definitely not a literal back flip, though — that far extends my physical limits.) According to an interview The New York Times did with Lawrence, apparently, a joint movie project is imminent. As Lawrence told the Times:
We play sisters. We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now. Amy and I were creatively made for each other. We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago. We’ll write a little bit with her sister, Kim, who worked with Amy when she was writing Trainwreck.
I’d just like to put this out there and say that I think this collaboration is unfair to the rest of the comedic movie makers. These ladies are at the pinnacle of humor, both on and off screen. I know I’d have a hard time trying to compete with that. Which is why I’d rather join them. (I’m free, guys. Call me!) That said, I’m expecting only good, nay, great things from Schumer and Lawrence in this movie, as listed below.
1. A Food Appreciation Plot
Food is enjoyable. Food is delicious. Food is universal. And these women know it.
2. Witty Humor
Sure, slapstick comedy is fun. Who doesn't secretly harbor some schadenfreude when watching someone slip on the proverbial banana peel? But it's the cutting, smart, referential humor that both ladies execute so well that make them stand out from the rest.
3. Raunchy Humor
Lawrence and Schumer have continually proved that this type of humor is most definitely not just for the boys.
4. Honest Female Representation
Which means that it doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be real. Schumer did a bang up job of this in Trainwreck , that's for sure.
5. Powerful, Emotional Scenes
After all, J.Law did win an Oscar. They don't just give those things out nilly willy. Besides, I don't know one person who made it through — spoiler alert — Schumer's character's eulogy for her father in Trainwreck without feeling some type of way.
6. Body Positivity
Both Lawrence and Schumer have been champions of self-love from the get-go. I have no doubts that they'll continue to spread that message through their upcoming work.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a Jennifer-Lawrence-and-Amy-Schumer-only marathon viewing to attend to until the movie premieres.
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