A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?
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In I FEEL PRETTY a woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem, that hold her back everyday, wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. 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?Written by
The poster at the event during Renee's final speech is entitled "Celebrating 50 years of Beauty". It depicts a famous photo of Lauren Hutton (who plays Lilly Leclair) in 1974. See more »
After Renee hits her head in the shower, falls unconscious and wakes up on the floor, blood is seen to have come out of her temple. The blood is running down along her face, and staining her shirt collar. Since she fell down quickly after hitting her head, the blood should have been running toward the back of her head. See more »
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Written by John & Paul
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With low expectations, an enjoyable movie
I Feel Pretty leans with full confidence on its star, Amy Schumer, who carries most of the film's comedic and emotional weight. As a comedy, the movie is rarely laugh-out-loud funny, but Schumer's exuberance and talent will have audiences grinning throughout. None of the jokes are too crude or cruel, and the central conflict is never too dark to take the audience out of their pleasantly amused mood.
In terms of storytelling, the main lead Renee is the only fully developed character in the movie. Everyone else serves the tropes of the genre satisfactorily, but no one manages to steal the scenes from the star. At times, the beats that have to be hit feel like a drag, especially towards the end of the movie when the humor is sacrificed for message. However, one could hardly expect this movie to completely subvert chick-flick clichés. At most, the expectation should be that a movie like I Feel Pretty uses the formula lightly. With this standard in mind, the movie more or less succeeds.
The message of the film, absolutely crucial to its success, in no way breaks new ground. The idea that inner beauty matters more than outer beauty is a hackneyed message, and the way the film addresses the issue is neither nuanced nor spectacular. But just because the moral and the medium used to tell it are simple, doesn't meant that it isn't a worthwhile message that can be entertaining in the hands of a talented comedian. If one goes into I Feel Pretty with tempered expectations, they will most likely have an enjoyable time.
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