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|Originaltitel:||I feel pretty|
|Regie:||Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 110 Min|
|FSK:||From 0 years|
Renee Bennett (Amy Schumer) has dear friends, a steady job and a small apartment in New York City - what more could you want? Nevertheless, she is unhappy, especially when she looks in the mirror. She knows that the world belongs to the beautiful and attractive - and she simply doesn't count herself among them. When she slams her head hard to the ground in an accident during a spinning course, everything changes: from now on Renee believes that she is suddenly blessed with incredible beauty. The firm belief in it gives her a tremendous self-confidence, with which she even gets herself a dream job in the Fifth Avenue headquarters of the cosmetics giant Lily LeClaire. Now Renee plays in a completely different league - also as far as men are concerned. But her best friends are not happy with this "new" Renee and Renee herself soon has to realize that beauty is not everything…
"I feel pretty" actually conveys a very beautiful message: attractiveness lies in the eye of the beholder and true beauty comes from within. The moment Renee thinks she's beautiful, she's also noticed by people who have so far overlooked the shy, inconspicuous woman. At the same time, Renee realizes that the women she has so admired for their beauty and success also struggle with everyday problems, shortcomings and worries. That's well meant, but unfortunately there's a bit of a hitch in the implementation.
Amy Schumer ("Dating Queen") is fully in her element here. Even though some critics have accused her of being too attractive and handsome for this role, Renee's character is really made for her. The scenes between her and Rory Scovel are very charmingly rendered and reveal the potential of the comedy, which unfortunately is only rarely fully exploited. Especially in the first third hardly any real laughs are generated and the story just splashes along. Only when Renee takes on the job at Avery LeClaire - played wonderfully affected by Michelle Williams - do the tempo and gags get a little tighter.
Nevertheless, the film never manages to jump above average. If at the end the usual moral lobe is also unpacked and the whole thing culminates in an extremely predictable happy end, every chance is now really lost to treat the actually good topic even with a hint of satirical depth or relevance of any form. Despite some amusing moments and a well-done Amy Schumer there is only one at the end: Worth seeing with restrictions!
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