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Since her childhood, Amy (Amy Schumer) was repeatedly told that monogamy was unrealistic. In order not to repeat the mistakes of her parents or even end up like her sister Kim (Brie Larson) in a stuffy marriage, Amy has made this "wisdom of life" of her father (Colin Quinn) her motto. For the reporter of a men's magazine there is only her job, parties and one-night stands. Everything that has anything to do with romance avoids Amy like the plague. Until she meets sports doctor aaron conners. He's so different from the men Amy usually meets with and talking to him and spending time with him is even fun! Could it be that monogamy is desirable after all and that something has been missing in Amy's life so far? And after all those years in which she lived and celebrated freely and unbound, is she capable of a good relationship life at all?
"Dating Queen" is the climax of the success story of Amy Schumer, who has transformed herself from an unknown stand-up comedian to an absolute comedy queen in the USA in recent years. Her comedy specials are just as successful as her critically acclaimed series "Inside Amy Schumer". At first glance, the New Yorker seems to be somehow good and cute. But their humour is really evil, biting and politically completely incorrect. And still: you can't be really angry with her, even if she's really violent or even raunchy (best example is her song about the "Fudge Machine"). This makes her the perfect partner for director Judd Apatow, who likes to be a bit more coarse in his movies, but always has her heart in the right place. Schumer has written the role in their joint film especially for himself. In the amusing story, she then also processes some very personal things like her father's MS disease. Admittedly, not exactly the right stuff for comedies. But the mixture of crude RomCom and drama works pleasingly well, which is certainly one of the reasons for the film's respectable success in the USA.
Although some jokes are already set very clearly below the belt line, the really embarrassing scorn remains within pleasant limits. Instead, the script convinces with wonderful dialogues, which also make for some wonderful laughs in the good German dubbing. Also the wonderfully atypical cast with NBA superstar LeBron James as "Downton Abbey" loving sidekick for the romantic hero or arthouse icon Tilda Swinton as a dressed up editor-in-chief provide for a good mood as well as the wonderful guest appearance of Daniel "Harry Potter" Radcliffe, who can be seen as "Dogwalker" in a film in a film. Great!
The chemistry between Schumer and her co-star Bill Hader, known from the legendary comedy show "Saturday Night Live", is perfect and you can understand why the relationship-shy Amy throws her anti-monogamy principles overboard for the smart doctor. It's just fun watching them flirt and twirl. And even though the movie doesn't offer any surprises in terms of this romance, even worn out clichés are very charmingly and originally implemented. However, there is a small deduction of points: As with Judd Apatow the rule is actually also "Dating Queen" a little too long. There are some scenes where the scissors could have been used in favour of a more harmonious tempo. But that's just not Apatow's strength. He loves to offer his actors room for improvisation, which in some dialogue scenes leads to a slowing down of the tempo without contributing anything really important to the story.
Nevertheless: even if the comedy didn't need more than two hours of running time, it's never really boring. At least every two minutes there is a good laugh, which is sometimes more restrained, then again really violent. Altogether Judd Apatow has undoubtedly delivered one of his best movies so far: he is rough without being overloaded with too many vulgar foreign shame moments, he has a lot of heart without ever getting maudlin and he also hides some great side blows to bigotry and political correctness in a really nice love story. A biting women's film that can also be laughed at as a man. Absolutely worth seeing!
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