By Joan Alperin.
I'm sure there are a lot of people, reviewers in particular who will find fault with this film but I'm not one of them. In fact, I totally enjoyed it. I laughed a lot and I'm not embarrassed to admit that at the end of the film, I even teared up.
I Feel Pretty tells the story of Renee (Amy Schumer), a woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem that holds her back in her every day life. She wants more than anything to be beautiful.
Of course Renee gets her wish. One day, while taking a SoulCycle classs, she falls off her bike and bumps her head hard. When she wakes up, she looks in the mirror and discovers that her wish has come true. Renee sees herself as a super hot beautiful chick with a killer body.
Only thing is, her appearance hasn't changed one bit. She is the only one that sees herelf as a beautiful woman but that's enough to change her attitude and the way she now functions in the world. This leads to some of the funniest comedy bits and yes, in the end, it even has a great message about accepting yourself and loving yourself.
Sounds corny right? But it's actually not and for a lot of girls out there struggling with body image, seeing this film is not the worse thing they can do.
Renee's new attitude lands her a dream job as a receptionist for a high end beauty line run by the fabulously funny, Michelle Williams who almost steals the film. She also wins over the owner of the Company, the lovely Lauren Hutton and in the end teaches everyone a lesson about how to relate to the 'ordinary woman.'
I know this film is going to be very controversial. Some people have even found the trailer offensive. I just went on the ride and enjoyed every minute of it. So you be the judge. I'd love to know what you think.
I Feel Pretty, written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein who also directed it together, opens in theatres Friday, April 20, 2018.