Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot

Overview

A man attempts to deal with a truly remarkable variety of personal and emotional problems in this comedy drama based on the real-life experiences of comedian and author Jeff Nichols. Jeff (Seann William Scott) is a man edging into his thirties who has a serious drinking problem along with Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyslexia and Tourette's Syndrome; to say Jeff has a hard time dealing with others stretches the boundaries of understatement, and he devotes a fair share of his day to support meetings, even ones ...
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Overview

A man attempts to deal with a truly remarkable variety of personal and emotional problems in this comedy drama based on the real-life experiences of comedian and author Jeff Nichols. Jeff (Seann William Scott) is a man edging into his thirties who has a serious drinking problem along with Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyslexia and Tourette's Syndrome; to say Jeff has a hard time dealing with others stretches the boundaries of understatement, and he devotes a fair share of his day to support meetings, even ones dealing with conditions which don't involve his problems. Jeff prefers to blame his wealthy parents (Dierdre O'Connell) and (Denis O'Hare) for his problems, even though they haven't done much besides stand aside as he's burned down their home. Unable to hold down a job, Jeff has been evicted from the garage he was renting from Bert (Kevin Conway), who can no longer handle his many eccentricities, but with nowhere else to go, he somehow charms his way into the heart and home of Lynn (Gretchen Mol), a woman he met at a support group for people with relationship problems. While Lynn is a walking mass of phobias regarding men and romance, she discovers something in the damaged Jeff that encourages her to take a chance on him. Adapted from Nichols's autobiography The Little Yellow Bus, Trainwreck: My Life As An Idiot was the first theatrical feature from director Tod Harrison Williams.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind the Scenes Featurette; Stills Gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • UPC: 031398142355
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 76,135

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Seann William Scott Jeff
Gretchen Mol Lynn
Jeff Garlin Lenny
Deirdre O'Connell Mommy
Denis O'Hare Mike
Kevin Conway Bert
Charlie Tahan
Paul Scheer
Stephen Adly-Guirgis
Jayce Bartok
Erica Berg
Ian Buchanan
Technical Credits
Tod Harrison Williams Director, Executive Producer, Original Story, Screenwriter
Nicole Abellera Casting
Anne Carey Producer
Eric Daman Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Delp Producer
David Doernberg Production Designer
Affonso Goncalves Editor
Al Hayes Executive Producer
Karen Kane Asst. Director
Graham J. Larson Co-producer
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Tracy McKnight Musical Direction/Supervision
Jennifer Roth Executive Producer
Daniel Sadek Producer
Elie Samaha Producer
Michael Simmonds Cinematographer
Eric Thompson Sound/Sound Designer
Marcelo Zarvos Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Loser
1. Best Intentions [7:45]
2. Group Meetings [7:57]
3. Breaking the Rules [6:29]
4. Scotty's a Girl [6:55]
5. Second Chances [6:54]
6. I'm the Plumber [6:12]
7. Writing Jokes [5:08]
8. Career Change [6:42]
9. Seadog [9:13]
10. Retirement [10:02]
11. Ticket Trouble [7:14]
12. Stand-up [13:47]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Loser
   Play Film
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      5.1 Dolby Digital
      2.0 Stereo
      Spanish Subtitles: On/Off
         Spanish Subtitles: On
         Spanish Subtitles: Off
   Special Features
      Photo Gallery
      Inside the Making of American Loser
      Also from Lionsgate
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