Kathy vs. TK’s view of I FEEL PRETTY – Rated PG-13

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I FEEL PRETTY – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. 50 mins 

Director:  Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein 

Writers:  Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein 

Starring:  Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Lauren Hutton, Emily Ratajowski

Aidy Bryant, Busy Phillips, Adrian Martinez, Tom Hopper and Rory Scovel

As we meet the meek and mild, and not very self-confident Renee Bennett (Amy Schumer), she has decided to work on herself, striving to be that “perfect size” we all dream of being…

Assured by her bff’s Vivian (Aidy Bryant) and Jane (Busy Phillips) that she is perfect just the way she is, Renee still wants to prove to the world that she can be the best that she can be

When a freak cycling accident sends her smashing to the floor, it seems that a good bump on the noggin can jog you into thinking you can totally “rock this world”, as Renee now sees herself totally different, then she ever did before!

Now the self-confident, go-getter that she has always dreamed of being, Renee has her eyes set on moving and shaking the cosmetic company she now receptions for, as she wins over her new boss Avery LeClaire (Michelle Williams), her grandmother, Lily LeClaire (Lauren Hutton), and her new boy toy Ethan (Rory Scovel) too…as it seems that a little self-confidence can make everyone in your life wake up, and FINALLY take notice!!!

I give I FEEL PRETTY a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN!  Schumer is absolutely fabulous, playing the less-than-perfect in her mind one minute, and totally rocking with self- confidence the next, woman of the year!  She proves in this film, that she can hold her own in the acting world ~ and without being rude, lude or crude~ which was totally refreshing.  Throw in the very engaging performances by Williams, Hutton, Bryant and Phillips as well, and you have one chick-flick that’s sure to please everyone in your party J  Even the dudes this time around brought their A-game – including Scovel (loved him as Amy’s love interest), and Martinez and Hopper were pretty awesome too, even with their not-so-significant roles in this film.  Schumer brought it this time, and how, making me sooooo happy that I FEEL PRETTY is Schumer being her BEST FUNNY EVER! I was also happy to see that I FEEL PRETTY is reminiscent of Schumer’s role in TRAINWRECK, without all the sex…hehe…and thank god this film manages to knock 2017’s SNATCHED out of your mind completely… as that film didn’t come close to showing off the acting talents of Schumer, or Goldie Hawn for that matter!  Suffice to say, I want you to get together your posse this weekend and head out to the closest theater you can find and go see I FEEL PRETTY ~ it’s sweet, endearing and a feel-good film that every girl – Young or not-so-young – should definitely check out!

Kathy Kaiser


 

This humble opinion is brought to by T. K. Edwards

I FEEL PRETTY

Directed by:  Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein

Cast:  Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Lauren Hutton

A woman who is entirely obsessed with how she physically looks, accidentally bumps her head and loses all of her insecurities making her overly confident.  

BELOW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS…CONTINUE READING AT OWN RISK

I FEEL PRETTY is definitely a “chick flick”.  This is not to say that I did not enjoy it, but it definitely is a movie that women can relate to more than men.  I was going into this one thinking it was going to be a comedy more along the lines of Amy Schumer’s other films, like TRAINWRECK & SNATCHED, but this one is waaaaaay more tamed.  Now, this is mostly to do with the fact that I FEEL PRETTY is rated PG-13, but it also has to do with the fact that it looks like Schumer is trying to dip her toe in the dramatic side of the acting pool.  The movie does have a lot of jokes in it and Schumer is still fearless when it comes to her sense of humor on screen, but this time around the focus was more on her acting and her character’s emotions. She does a very good job with this character and there are moments throughout the film where you really feel bad for her character Renee, but at the same time it is still a very Amy Schumer type of movie.  It’s almost like she took one of her skits from her show and stretched it out longer for a movie, but didn’t add any of her signature cuss words you would expect from her. Her supporting cast does an admirable job as well with one exception, Michelle Williams. She plays Amy’s boss in the film and has THE MOST annoying high pitched (yet soft) voice I have ever heard! I hated her voice so much in this movie that it took away from the scenes she was in while on screen.  That was a horrible choice by the first time directors Kohn & Silverstein to let play out in the movie. Williams sounded like Marilyn Monroe on helium. Other than the voice, I thought Kohn & Silverstein did a very good job for directing their first movie. I had a difficult time feeling their message of loving yourself and not caring what others think about you. I know it’s there in I FEEL PRETTY, but the problem is you have to search a little bit for it. It’s behind the “fat jokes” that are supposed to be funny but could almost be portrayed as mean and behind the obvious jokes of the models that are “above” everyone else.  Once again, the message is there and it is important, but you just don’t feel it until the end of the movie (if you do at all). So in conclusion, I FEEL PRETTY is definitely a movie you can wait to watch at home, on the couch, eating junk food, and worrying about tomorrow…tomorrow. Until next time, thanks for reading.