I Feel Pretty (2018)

 

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I Feel Pretty is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein and stars Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Rory Scovel, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton. The story is about an insecure woman, that after suffering a head injury, gains self confidence in the way she looks.

Amy Schumer isn’t the best actress, in fact, I think she’s rather terrible and should just stick to stand up, because she can be very funny. Not a single person in this film was even close to being great, but I wasn’t expecting any Oscar worthy performances. Although this film has received backlash, it does have a really good message about being happy, loving yourself the way you are and not being someone you’re not. I can see this as a story of female empowerment as well as romance, because she does find love.

This film has the feel of a bad Judd Apatow rom-com, with the same kind of script he’d write. Even though this film has a positive message, it doesn’t make up for the horrible acting. Michelle Williams is normally a great actress, but she shot herself in the foot big time when she took on this role. Putting supermodels like Emily Ratajkowski, Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton as actresses, didn’t help in the acting department, because none of them have much acting experience, if any.

Throwing in another stand up comedian, Rory Scovel, didn’t help the acting either, but at least his character was mild, not over the top like Schumer’s and he was super sweet and caring. He loved Renee (Schumer) just as she was. He and the message were the best things about this film. I loved his character, but only liked hers. If she wouldn’t have been so over the top, I would have loved her, or at least liked her more. But that’s Amy Schumer for you, she can be a bit too much at times. I do like that she eventually calms down, comes to her senses and sends a positive image.

Overall, this film wasn’t outstanding, but it was entertaining. I didn’t love, but didn’t hate it either. 13+ 3/5

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