Originally Published on Salty Popcorn
This time around, Amy Schumer plays Amy Schumer – oh uh I mean Renee Bennet. She’s struggling to deal with her anxieties and insecurities, wishing for the self-confidence other, perhaps even more attractive women, have. And then one day it happens. After a freak accident during a fitness class, Renee awakens with a brand new outlook at the world. She no longer sees the woman she once was, but instead a courageous and beautiful woman who can get anything she wants. Her newfound identity brings changes and improvements into her life, including a new boyfriend played by Rory Scovel, but as we all know, happiness doesn’t last forever, and the world she knows and loves could come to an end at any moment.
There are definitely some good one-liners sprinkled throughout. With a cast as good as this one, featuring the likes of Aidy Bryant, Adrian Martinez, Emily Ratajkowski and Michelle Williams, it’s hard not to be entertained by something. Williams is the absolute MVP (most valuable player), whose hysterically exaggerated performance brings the most laughs out of all, but even then, the very few jokes that do land are far from memorable. For every sequence that’s as mildly amusing as the bikini show, in which Renee enters a completion she’s far from qualified to enter, there’s two or three jokes more along the lines of “this person dropped their toilet paper and it rolled outside the cubicle.” Comedic genius, this is not.
There’s not much more I can really add to this movie. For as well intended as it may be, and as undeniably sweet as some of the sequences are, it’s unremarkable in practically every way. And if you work in a cinema like I do, get ready to listen to the exact same credit song used recently in both BLOCKERS and A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS. If you don’t have it memorised by now, after spending many hours of your life cleaning away listening to it, I FEEL PRETTY is sure to do the trick.
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