TV & Film

FILM REVIEW: I Feel Pretty (2018)

Film Synopsis (taken from google)

A 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?

Being newly single, I decided that I needed an empowering/cheesy film. I have heard of this film before, and seeing as it is on Netflix, I thought I would give it a shot! I have never actually seen Amy Schumer in anything before, so I was looking forward to it.

I honestly thought this film would be your stereotypical girly film, that we see lots of different versions of. From the second the film started, I was engrossed. The opening of the film is filled with poignant messages about how we all feel we should look a certain way and how we don’t match up to the standard of that ‘society’ expects. The film continued to display relatable moments and quotes, such as not feeling worthy to apply for a certain job or too scared to go to an exercise class because of the way you look. Amy Schumer had lots of scenes which involved her half naked (in particular the bikini contest) so I would be interested to see if she faced any self-confidence issues during filming and having to act so carefree.

As much as the film had some beautifully deep moments, it was filled with great humour. The relationship between Renee (Schumer) and her two best friends felt real, and they had some great, natural comedic moments. Their are also some great comedy moments between Renee and her love interest. It became clear to me that Amy is a natural comedian.

All in all, this was an all round, bloody brilliant film. If I had to compare it to anything I have seen before, I would say it is a mix between Shallow Hal, Ugly Betty and Devil Wears Prada! I cannot recommend this film enough, and I still can’t quite believe how good it was.

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