Conflicts, emotions and female perceptions are again the main themes in the script of "I Feel Pretty", where Schumer plays Renee Bennett. She is a single, independent, middle class woman, with a common, friendly and intelligent office job, an ordinary woman trapped physically between the perception (physical and emotional) that she has of herself and the canons of social beauty, feeling isolated, closed and with a horrible self-esteem, is very popular among women today.
The first part of the film develops around this personal conflict, which has pushed the character to feel dissatisfied with her appearance, for which she often feels discriminated and has even made her believe that she goes unnoticed by other people, except for her only two friends: Aidy Bryant and Busy Philipps; this has created a fragile and distrustful way of being that has undermined her self-esteem. Situation that would be completely depressing and dramatic if it were not an actress who - as she has shown in her 'stand-up comedy' program - is not afraid to laugh at herself, her imperfections and her personal experiences and make physical comedy one of her professional strengths.
In an attempt to overcome her insecurities, Renee goes to a gym with the idea of toning her body and changing her appearance. But things do not go as planned and, after receiving a strong blow to the head product of a fall, believing that a kind of spell made her the perfect woman, except that for the rest of the world, she still looks exactly the same. Then the comedy enters a new phase, with a protagonist sure enough to project a more positive attitude, that will be the key to get the dream job, freely expose her ideas in front of one of the great cosmetology executives (Michelle Williams) or look without fear or prejudice to the man who can share her feelings (Rory Scovel). But there are no spells that last forever, and although for Renee everything depends on a change of image, for the world it is a change of attitude. Despite the movie’s intention to question such ideas as beauty, success or self-esteem, the film ends up becoming an entertaining, but conventional and predictable work, which can be defined as a comic self-help manual.
Basic and fun, it is only suitable for those who require a change in the perception of the canons of beauty from an ironic point of view, for fans of feminine and soft comic cinema or for Amy Schumer followers.
Recommended to spend some spare time, and always remember that sometimes the blows of fate often leave important life lessons.