Review: I Feel Pretty Print E-mail
Friday, 20 April 2018 04:25


Rating:  Z

By:  Amy Elizondo

Summary:  Struggling with severe insecurities, Renee Barrett (Amy Schumer) stumbles upon newfound confidence after a freak accident.

The Good:  Amy Schumer (Trainwreck, Snatched) makes a great leading lady for this movie because her acting feels genuine.  She also knows how to do slapstick comedy well and the best part about that is that it catches you off-guard which makes the laugh even better.  The love story between Schumer and her on-screen beau Ethan, played by Rory Scovel (Dean, The House), was fairly realistic, which I enjoyed.  There wasn’t anything too crazy that happened when they met and it progressed subtly.

The Bad:  There wasn’t as much laughter as you would expect in a comedy film such as this one.  I didn’t find myself laughing as much as I thought I should have been.  The pacing was also a little bit off which made the film seem longer than it actually was.  Throughout the movie I noticed that some of the plot wasn’t really progressing in an efficient manner, and it took me out of the film a little bit. 

The Ugly:  The aspect of this film that I found to be the most rewarding was the message of confidence that it sent.  There are so many people in the world who suffer from a lack of self-confidence and are ashamed of any number of parts of themselves, their bodies, or their lives in general.  I Feel Pretty tackles that and shows that it’s okay to let go and just live your life according to how you want to live it and not hold yourself back. 


Film In Austin’s Review Grading Scale

No Zs – A solid, outstanding movie; there wasn’t any snoozing in this movie
Z – Good movie, sometimes the story may be lacking in some area, but it’s still recommended; only fell asleep for a quarter of the movie

ZZ – Average, entertaining at parts, it may be worth seeing, but you will probably want to wait and rent it; fell asleep for half of the film

ZZZ – Very weak where entertainment, plot, realism, development and other vital elements are missing; fell asleep for a third of the movie

ZZZZ – Very poor to the point that you will only recommend for your family and friends “not to see it;” fell asleep right when the movie began and slept through the whole thing.  Well, you will wish you had spent that time sleeping



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