Schumer shines in Pretty dull com­edy

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work col­leagues, es­pe­cially boss Avery LeClaire (a he­lium-voiced Michelle Wil­liams) who needs her ‘‘or­di­nary woman’’ in­sights to help launch a depart­ment store ‘‘dif­fu­sion’’ line.

But as Re­nee starts to be swept up in a fan­tasy world of pri­vate jets, de­signer out­fits and po­ten­tial bil­lion­aire beaus, it be­comes ap­par­ent that she’s start­ing to lose touch with her friends and her real self.

Writer-di­rect­ing duo Abby Kohn and Marc Sil­ver­stein’s ( How to be Sin­gle, Valen­tine’s Day) cringe con­cus­sion-com­edy suf­fers greatly from plot pre­dictabil­ity, a dose of deja vu and be­ing a lit­tle too daffy for its own good.

Bor­row­ing bits from The In­tern, The Devil Wears Prada, Big and most notably Ugly Betty,

De­spite a some­what thin premise, I Feel Pretty does al­low Amy Schumer to show the full range of her prow­ess for phys­i­cal com­edy and comedic tim­ing.

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