The latest vehicle starring Amy Schumer may appear on the surface to be a romantic comedy about an insecure woman who gets a blow to the head and suddenly sees herself as the most beautiful woman she’s ever seen. However, the heart and soul of I Feel Pretty is the bond Schumer’s Renee has with her long-time best friends Jan (Busy Phillips of Cougar Town and Vice Principals) and Vivian (SNL’s Aidy Bryant, in her follow-up to last year’s The Big Sick).
Marking the directing debut from popular writing team Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (co-writers on Never Been Kissed, He’s Just Not That Into You, and How to Be Single), I Feel Pretty speaks a sometimes brutal truth about how women’s self-esteems are chipped away systematically on a daily basis by the world at large. But using humor, it also delivers a message about empowering oneself and not giving a toss what the world thinks about you. On top of that, it’s also a sweet love story and a tale of a woman who infiltrates a high-end makeup company and gets them to more effectively market their products to all women.
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I Feel Pretty sparked all kinds of controversy when its trailer first debuted, with critics accusing the comedy of fat-shaming. But star Amy Schumer refuted the backlash. Wait until you see the movie, she insisted, promising that I Feel Pretty was actually an empowering movie about self-confidence.
Well, critics have seen the movie. And a lot of them have the same opinions as they did when the trailer first arrived.
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Soon after the first trailer for I Feel Pretty made waves on the internet, STXfilms is moving the Amy Schumer-starring comedy up by two months.
The female empowerment comedy debuted its first trailer just a week ago to buzz both positive and negative, but like its heroine, that seemed to be enough to inspire confidence in STXfilms. Read More »
Comedian Amy Schumer made a huge splash on the big screen with Trainwreck back in 2015, and now she’s back with another comedy that might make some waves this summer.
I Feel Pretty follows Amy Schumer as an average woman who deals with some low self-esteem and insecurity in her everyday life. Whether it’s because of her figure or her hair, she just doesn’t have enough confidence in herself and feels inadequate day in and day out. But as we see in the I Feel Pretty trailer, that suddenly changes when a Soul Cycle accident leaves her looking at herself in a new light. Suddenly, she believes she is a knockout supermodel who can do anything, and it’s a total gamechanger for her. Read More »