Sunday, 20 May 2018

Review: I Feel Pretty

I Feel Pretty
Cert: 12A / 110 mins / Dir. Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein / Trailer

I like Amy Schumer but I Feel Pretty is dire. It might be the first studio-comedy to have apparently completed production without a shooting-script. Each scene and set-piece drags along aimlessly, petering out before a punchline is delivered, while the two or three decent jokes from the trailer are presented without that quickfire pace and are robbed of any dynamic rapport as a result.

For a movie with 'a message' about 21st century feminism, not a single female character escapes being body-shamed, objectified, patronised or flat-out mocked.

Central gag: fat woman falls off bike.

So, what sort of thing is it similar to?
Well, demographically speaking, the trailers before his were for Patrick, Mamma Mia 2, Adrift and Book Club. There may have been another, I was too busy looking up the contact details for Dignitas.

But I imagine that if you enjoyed the soul-sucking superficiality of The Intern, you've love I Feel Pretty

Is it worth paying cinema-prices to see?

Is it worth hunting out on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, though?

Is this the best work of the cast or director?

Will we disagree about this film in a pub?
That's possible, but unlikely since nobody else seems to like it either.

Is there a Wilhelm Scream in it?

Yeah but what's the Star Wars connection?
Level 2: Amy Schumer was in Trainwreck alongside Bill 'BB-8' Hader.

And if I HAD to put a number on it…

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