Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot
|Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot|
Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot theatrical poster
|Directed by||Tod Harrison Williams|
|Produced by||Al Hayes
|Written by||Tod Harrison Williams
|Starring||Seann William Scott
|Music by||Marcelo Zarvos|
|Distributed by||Chicago Pictures Distribution|
Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot, also known as Trainwreck: My Life as an Idoit [sic] and American Loser, is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tod Harrison Williams and based upon the autobiographical book The Little Yellow Bus by Jeff Nichols. It is also known as American Loser, its American DVD and television title.
American Loser is a comedy-drama based upon the experiences of comedian Jeff Nichols; it follows Jeff as he encounters a remarkable variety of personal and emotional problems.
Edging closer to his thirties Jeff (Seann William Scott) has a heavy drinking problem coupled with ADHD, dyslexia, and a mild case of Tourette syndrome as well as constant absent-mindedness. He spends most of his time attending support meetings including ones which have no connection to the problems he suffers.
Jeff pins the cause of his problems on his wealthy parents Cynthia (Deirdre O'Connell) and Mike (Denis O'Hare). After being evicted from the garage he rents, with nowhere left to go he manages to connect with Lynn (Gretchen Mol), a woman he met at a support group for people with relationship problems.
- Seann William Scott as Jeff Nichols
- Gretchen Mol as Lynn
- Deirdre O'Connell as Cynthia
- Kevin Conway as Bert
- Jeff Garlin as Lenny
- Denis O'Hare as Mike
- Stephen Adly Guirgis as Al the Captain
- Charlie Tahan as Jeff as a child
- Tonye Patano as Mrs. Shelby
- Adrian Martinez as Harris