I Feel Pretty Has Screened, Here’s What The Critics Are Saying

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Amy Schumer is currently gearing up to bring the comedy this weekend with the release of I Feel Pretty, and critics have finally had a chance to see it. On that note, we have combed through some of the latest reviews to see what people are saying about the film. As it turns out: it looks like folks are mixed on I Feel Pretty, with CinemaBlend's own Corey Chichizola praising the PG-13 humor while also noting the fact that it drags at times. In Corey's review, he specifically wrote:

While there are some moments of lag, I Feel Pretty provides a joyous and hilarious new comedy for Amy Schumer's talents, while also providing an emotional core and relatable story.

So, it looks like there's good and bad to be found in I Feel Pretty. Corey doesn't universally praise everything about the film (in fact, he notes there are clear pacing issues), but he seems to think that it has enough humor and emotional catharsis for audiences to connect to make it worth watching.

That sentiment is shared by Vox's take on I Feel Pretty, with the added caveat that the film (for everything that it does do right) still feels unfinished. Vox wrote:

I Feel Pretty has all the elements of a very funny comedy, one with a fresh take on a common issue and a lot of soul(cycle). But unlike Renee --- who was always beautiful, all along --- I Feel Pretty could have used more work to be ready for its moment in the spotlight.

With that said, other reviews of the film have been far less welcoming. In fact, The Wrap's take on the movie seems to think that nothing in I Feel Pretty works. They wrote:

I Feel Pretty is an honest-to-God fiasco. Virtually every single aspect of this rigidly unfunny comedy is botched, from the characters to the plot, the themes to the core message.

Similarly, AV Club's review of I Feel Pretty takes specific aim at Amy Schumer's performance as Renee, highlighting issues with her work as she transitions away from her R-rated comfort zone in films like Trainwreck and Snatched. AV Club said:

This is her first PG-13 starring role; the raunch is all but gone, and with it, any semblance of social observation. The eerily laugh-free pre-head-trauma opening stretch requires Schumer to play mousy (not her strong suit), while the inevitable climactic speech tests the limits of her acting ability. Somewhere in there are a handful of good jokes about Renee's delusional self-image (among other things, she's convinced no one can recognize her) and a few tedious ones.

I Feel Pretty is a pseudo-body swap comedy about a young woman named Renee (Amy Schumer) with self-esteem issues who begins to believe that she's beautiful after suffering a head injury at a spinning class. In addition to Schumer, the film also stars Saturday Night Live cast member Aidy Bryant, Manchester by the Sea's Michelle Williams, and Vice Principals' Busy Phillips. Additionally, the film was written and directed by How to be Single screenwriters, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.

With all of those reviews in mind, I Feel Pretty currently has a 35% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and we will keep you posted with more information related to the film as it becomes available to us. I Feel Pretty will debut in theaters on April 20, and you can check out CinemaBlend's full 2018 movie premiere guide to get more information on all of the films set to debut this year.

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.