I Feel Pretty, the latest movie starring Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski and Michelle Williams is a comedy about a woman who suddenly finds plenty of self confidence following a head injury.
Written / directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, there are only really two things right about this film. Firstly, tits intention to inspire women, young women especially to stop letting society tell them what is beautiful, so they can find the confidence to go after what they really want. The second positive is the casting of Michelle Williams. In this movie Williams is as elevating a talent as the best of them, but even this task was to great.
The truth is, I definitely laughed a little once or twice, mainly because of the humorous moment(s) where a line reminded me of what made Schumer’s Comedy Central TV so good once upon a time. Unfortunately though, I just happened to cringe far more than I laughed overall. There was a scene at the beginning that I felt already made it’s point yet it stretched on and on. There are moments where my eyes rolled in disappointment – in one particular instance due to the use of a story telling device that seemed rushed / ad hoc, as well as executed lazily.
Even with all the cringing and eye-rolling, a point did actually arrive around the first half whereI thought the terribleness had ceased and now everything will be less bad. But then something cringeworthy happens again! Cringeworthy because of the badly executed story. Cringeworthy because of what felt like over-acting by Schumer on a number of occasions and cringeworthy because someone decided that this final draft of I Feel pretty really was worthy of being the final draft.
I kept watching tI Feel pretty when I could have stopped because this movie and Schumer’s previous film Snatched (2017) aside, I usually enjoy her work. I now feel as though my last hope is the idea that the Schumer and Jennifer Lawrencecomedy that’s supposed to be in the works won’t have me saying ‘No, Amy! But I had such high hopes…!’ some thing I said more than twice during I Feel pretty.
Maybe watch Schumer’s Comedy Central TV show instead(?)
I Feel Pretty is a brand new comedy starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams and Emily Ratajkowski.
Written / directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the story centres around a woman who suddenly has an extraordinary amount of self confidence following a head injury…
I rather like the sound of this story. Especially the new found confidence part, not so much the head injury.
Full disclosure, I of course had the lyrics for the classic West Side Story (1961) song ‘I feel Pretty’ playing in my head as I typed this post. That leaves little else to say except… All together now: ‘I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and gaaaaayy!’
Naomi Campbell, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper and Laura Hutton also star.
All The Money In The World is the story of a left-wing paramilitary organization in Italy, that hatched a massive kidnapping plot in the 1970s. Directed by Ridley Scott; Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Timothy Hutton star…
To save one’s grandson and let the world know that you negotiate with terrorists or sacrifice your grandson so that no one ever thinks that they can demand and receive a ransom from you ever again.
Whatever Mr. Getty does or doesn’t do, it should be very interesting to watch, especially with such a talented and super engaging cast.
Wonderstruck is the latest movie from Todd Haynes, a director most recently known for his great work on Carol (2015). Starring Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, Michelle Williams and Oakes Fegley, the movie tells the story of a young boy in the Midwest at the same time as telling a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago. Both children seek the same mysterious connection…
The content of this trailer intrigues me a little but it’s really the names Julianne Moore and Todd Haynes that will having me tuning in. The story is based on Brian Selznick’s best selling book of the same name.
The Greatest Showman tells the story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create the mesmerising spectacle known as the circus. Directed by Michael Gracey; Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendeya and Michelle Williams star…
I’m not the biggest fan of musicals but I like the cast too much to ignore this. There’s also the romance of it all, of course.
Paul Sparks, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Diahann Carroll also star.
Certain Women is a story about 3 women whose lives intersect in an American small town. Starring Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern, what the women have in common is that they’re all in their own way imperfectly blazing a trail / finding themselves…
The theme of the movie and the atmosphere of this trailer really appeal. I’m also very happy to have another Michelle Williams movie to get excited about. The lady is a wonderful actress. Did you notice her character’s power poses? If you haven’t already, watch the Manchester By The Sea (2016) trailer released a week or so ago.
Certain Women is directed by Kelly Reichardt and based on stories by Maile Meloy. James Le Gros, Rene Auberjonois and John Getz also star.
In Manchester By The Sea which stars Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck and Kyle Chandler, an uncle (Affleck) is forced to take care of his nephew (Chandler) who’s father just passed…
I’m interested in this story because I’ll no doubt learn a thing or two about what to do / what not to do in such predicaments. I also just want to see how uncle and nephew will end up helping each other grow.
One last reason I’m excited is the fact that the wonderfully talented Michelle Williams in a movie again. It’s simply been too long!
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan; Matthew Broderick, Tate Donovan and Gretchen Mol also star.