Benjamin Maio Mackay
I Feel Pretty - 0 Stars
Honestly one of the worst things I’ve seen. Any laughs it creates are the audience laughing at it not with it.
A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realises her appearance never changed?
Maybe ten years ago this film would’ve been funny or relevant, but now it seems tacky, unnecessary and the message isn’t well delivered. Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein have written a script that has no charm, completely stupid and shallow characters and no laughs. Michelle Williams clearly had a debt to someone to be forced to star in this film and the voice they made her perform with is at times inaudible. The person next to me in the cinemas asked me at one point what she said and I genuinely had no idea. Amy Schumer can add this to her list of misfires (the days of Trainwreck are long gone) and her performance is lacking. Everyone out acts her in her own film.
Overall just see anything else.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of eOne Entertainment