I Feel Pretty review by Drusilla Blakey
Amy Schumer had great success with her first two theatrical outings Trainwreck and Snatched. Now she is back with another fun looking comedy with her latest film I Feel Prettyco-starring Busy Phillips, Michelle Williams, and Emily Ratajkowski, but does it live up to the Schumer hype or will it be a head injury it can’t come back from?
I Feel Pretty follows an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? I think most women can relate to the issues brought up in this film. Most women struggle with self-image in a world that presents beauty as being a certain dress size, a certain height, or even a certain skin color. This movie is here to blow all of that out of the water and bring us to the truth that self-confidence is all you need!
As I was heading into this movie, I was extremely hyped up! I think we’ve come to expect fun and over the top performances from Schumer in her other films, so I was really looking forward to sitting back and laughing my head off. Unfortunately, this movie missed the mark for me. While it is definitely a fun watch, it is not at all as funny as Trainwreck. An interesting side note is that she wrote Trainwreck, so perhaps that was what was missing? Her character Renee is believable at first, but during the second act where she has the revelation that she is beautiful, things start to fall apart. I agree with the message that self-confidence is what can make a woman beautiful, but this all dragged on for a bit too long and got to the point where she began acting like the people she first despised.
The other main character that quickly becomes annoying, when I think it was meant to be funny is that of Avery LeClair played by Michelle Williams. She is the stunning beauty that Renee aspires to be, only to find out she suffers from similar problems. Now this character was completely over the top but not necessarily in a good way. I think fans of Schumer will enjoy the film, but it's probably not going to be exactly what most might be expecting.
In addition to the film this release features bonus content including deleted scenes, a gag reel, and featurette taking you behind the scenes of bringing this film to the big screen. Bring your confidence to the forefront and check out I Feel Pretty available now on Digital and then on Blu-ray and DVD on July 17th from Universal Home Entertainment.