Schumer shines in pretty dull comedy
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, I Feel Pretty really does feel like one of those high-concept 1990s comedies the Farrelly brothers ( Stuck on You, Me, Myself and Irene) excelled at.
Think Shallow Hal, but with a 2018 more female-skewed shift. An over-caffeinated soundtrack doesn’t help proceedings and your enjoyment will definitely depend on how much of Williams reprising her My Week With Marilyn voice you can stand.
However, as a vehicle for the talents of Schumer ( Trainwreck) this certainly serves her far better than the unholy actioncomedy that was Snatched.
Pretty allows her to show the full range of her prowess for physical comedy and comedic timing. It’s just a pity that there wasn’t as much attention paid to the script as the costuming department, because to paraphrase Williams’ airheaded Avery, this movie is ‘‘super weird’’ and only partly effective.
– James Croot
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.