Some movies are meant to be "judged" by its message instead of its artistic qualities. It's an undeniable truth that Michelle Williams is terrific here (also Busy Phillips is such a girl crush), but this time I'm not overanalyzing anything. The message is all that matters. And I've changed my opinion, Renee becomes pretty unbearable (fact) but is that worse than not being confident at all? Hell no. ↴
Like "Blockers," "I Feel Pretty" doesn't honor its pitiful trailers by seemingly damage-controlling what might be one of the worst films of the year. Much like Amy Schumer's character, it trudges through a barrage of aggressively mediocre comic setpieces that will prove unmemorable. Also: can you really have a body-positive comedy when most of your jokes come from laughing at the women and their features?
Aggressively boring Target advert. Ya ya Michelle Williams is funny. There's weird energy when it's just Schumer's face processing feelings so I remained intrigued by the possibility of An Interesting Amy Schumer Movie. But probably won't ever happen. There's like... a combined total of ~90 seconds that flourish into absurdist riffing on the inherent non-existence of The Self. I like that. The rest is wasted talent.
Regarding any sort of formal minded criteria, this is a complete nullity as is the case with almost every single romantic comedy of the past decade. Despite this, there's genuine emotional maturity in evidence here as well as surprisingly complicated commentary on very real issues. Schummer and Williams are brilliant as is the script. Monstrously underrated.
It's pretty forgettable. Despite its ambiguity, its message it's important! Not that it hasn't been done a thousand times, but this process feels honest to Schumer; it feels as if she isn't portraying a character. Ignoring the culture of hate that she has fallen victim to, she deserves recognition for being comfortable in her own skin.
Two people were required to direct this nightmare collection of clichés. The only funny thing about this movie is Michelle Williams, who's delightful in almost every way. The only other worthwhile thing to come out of this movie's existence is the live-tweeting of Greta Gerwig's entirely apt experience of it.