|LeBron James hosted the Trainwreck Akron premiere to show off his hometown to the stars |
and share the experience with his family, friends and fans lined up outside.
This is how LeBron James hosts a movie premiere: He takes over Regal Cinemas Montrose, plasters the exterior walls with a Trainwreck poster and massive image of his face, and replaces all of the movies in the marquee with the declaration: "I promise I'll never forget where I came from." Plus, he rolls out the red carpet and brings stars Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Cleveland native Vanessa Bayer and director Judd Apatow. Oh, and it's actually the world premiere (the Manhattan premiere is July 14 and the theatrical release is July 17) of the raunchy rom-com that he plays a significant supporting role in. And LeBron James knows how to show off his city: He took the stars to Swensons for a round of Galley Boy cheeseburgers and banana shakes. Here's our review.
|As a high-heeled Amy Schumer slowly descended the movie theater steps for the |
screening, she joked, "I'm like an elderly person."
|Tulsa, Oklahoma, native Bill Hader deadpanned the Dillard's |
in Akron reminded him of his hometown.
|Director Judd Apatow brought his family to the premiere |
including (left to right) daughter Maude, actress wife Leslie Mann and daughter Iris.
While the advanced screening crowd couldn't stop laughing (especially with the stars sitting in the same theater), the comedy is actually surprisingly complex and emotional in a candid way, with some even shedding tears at scenes of Amy and her sister (Brie Larson) caring for their ailing dad.
Clevelanders, should see this movie to witness James' hilarious performance, but it's also a great flick for anyone looking for a heartwarming, funny and honest film that depicts a more closer-to-real-life version of an imperfect relationship than we're used to getting from rom coms.
|The screening was a homecoming for Cleveland native Vanessa Bayer, |
who brought her dad as her date.