I Feel Pretty: C+
There is much to like about "I Feel Pretty." Comedian Amy Schumer's message of female body positivity oozes all throughout the story. Specifically, this film talks to the average American woman who weighs in at a size 12. Schumer shows all her cellulite and tummy pudge as a woman who works in the web department for an upscale makeup line Lily LeClair. Because she's not a size 4 or smaller, she doesn't get to work on the front lines in the 5th Avenue offices with the likes of the company scion played by Michelle Williams. Williams amusingly delivers as the out of touch, model thin company chief who regrets that her child-like voice makes people take her not so seriously.
Schumer's character wants Williams to take her seriously, and thanks to a bump in the head she gets a mega dose of confidence that no one can resist — not Lauren Hutton, the salad-dressing-in-her-bag creator of Lily LeClair, Williams or Schumer's romantic partner Rory Scovel. It's how the pretty women react though to Schumer that drags this story down. Instead of reveling in the delight of Schumer's confidence, the story becomes pedestrian with our lead losing touch with her regular friends (Busy Phillipps, Aidy Bryant) as the in crowd just seems to tolerate her rather than embrace her. The villains here are most of the pretty, thin women who seem to never fully like her for being her. It's when she's with her boyfriend oozing confidence on dates you see something fresh that you don't normally see in rom-coms. The movie needed more of that and less of the judgement.