I Feel Pretty

I Feel Pretty

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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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 realizes her appearance never changed?
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: BLU I
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, DTS Digital surround 5.1, 2.0 DVS
video file,Blu-ray video,region A

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I feel that this comedian's time, like Kathy Griffin---has come and has passed her by. You know that line about 15 minutes...well, it applies here, with her, and good luck to her. Somewhere else, on the internet, if you release the filters, you can see her, being guided by Madonna, in all the glory of her body, as the Good Lord gave it to her; on stage, if you care, that is, to see her.

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ThomasJWhiting
Apr 19, 2019

This 2018 film didn't work for me - too much blah blah talking - bailed part way through.

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amanoletters99
Apr 02, 2019

I found this available on the shelf and gave it a try. I didn't last long though. The story is just another rehash of so many other films that have gone before with the same theme; just be yourself, you're beautiful just as you are, people will see the real beauty in you, etc... A superficial film about superficial people, at least the first 30 minutes, which is as far as I got before becoming violently ill. I'm going to guess that Ms. Pretty won the day in the end because that's what predictable is all about.

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misatim
Mar 20, 2019

So glad i do not live in NY! The film is perfect for NY and the push for image. I think we will see more films that deal with issues that women face where they live, and that empowers us all.

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kpelish
Mar 06, 2019

A promising start fizzles out as Schumer's character abruptly stops her climb to success. The industry she works in is cosmetics which apparently needs its employees in mini-skirts and high heels to be considered beautiful. Some funny moments and one especially long-look-in-the-mirror that captures her sadness over how society fat- and beauty-shames, but not enough to compensate for the second half.

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CherylHanson
Feb 20, 2019

An unremarkable average film. I felt sorry for Schumer's character, Renee, who obviously cares way too much about what other people think of her. She is desperate to be accepted and validated by all these very materialistic and elitist fake and shallow people, all of which look like fashion models. I began to ask myself if there really are women out there that really are so pathetic to so highly value the opinions of Barbie doll-esque brainless pinheads??? Do these sorts of women exist? The desperation and yearning for acceptance and approval from these airheads from Renee got ridiculously annoying nearer the end of the movie. It was preachy too, but this is our society. The movie shows our values; the prize of outer physical beauty over all else. Renee's physical body is pretty much a representation of the vast majority of womens' bodies out there and she has nothing to be ashamed of. I wished that she wouldn't quite idolize all these physically perfect people she doesn't even know. Some funny moments were there, but they didnt make up for the drivel that comprised much of the film. Two stars.

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movie20
Feb 15, 2019

Really enjoyed this message movie. Not a laugh out loud movie for me, but amusing and entertaining. Amy did a good job.

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lovethelibrary123
Feb 13, 2019

a cute and funny film--laughed out loud
which is a good review

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AndrewG55
Feb 09, 2019

Not bad, not great, but entertaining. We enjoyed it, laughed out loud in a few places. If you like Amy, you definitely will like this movie. Kinda fun way to spend the evening. Glad I didn't go to the theatre for this, though!

VaughanPLDonnalee Jan 01, 2019

I think your enjoyment of this film will depend on what your expectations are before you watch it. Overall I liked the premise and I thought Amy Schumer was very good. The story, about a somewhat average girl with self-esteem issues who after an accident suddenly concludes she is gorgeous and starts overhauling her life, was entertaining and pleasant enough. I appreciate that the film was trying to have a positive, empowering message. The problem for me was that in the end the film was very shallow and simple, and just skimmed the surface of the very deep and complex issue of society's perception of women. If you just watch the film as a very simple and light rom-com, then it is an amusing trifle. If, however, you are expecting a truly thought-provoking and deep examination of the minefield of contradictory and infuriating images of women in modern society, then you will find this film very unsatisfactory.

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jimg2000
Sep 12, 2018

I don't know what you came in here for today, but the miracle is already here! You just have to open up your heart and receive it! I want you to look into the mirror and visualize the change you came in here for. Is it spiritual?
Is it physical? Is it emotional? Today I want you to look in the mirror. You're not going to see what you normally see. Today you're going to see what you've always wanted to be. So, you ready to get your life? SoHo, are you ready to get your life? Change your life! Change your body! Change your life!
-Yeah!

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jimg2000
Sep 12, 2018

Well, with high-end products, we expect our customers to have high-end
makeup brushes. But regular girls put their blush on in the rearview, on the way to their crappy jobs. And they're going to be pissed when they open an $8.50 blush, and they have no way they can use it. Then you just wind up using your finger. You know, it never goes on right. Then you hit a bump, or you have an itch and you wind up looking like Braveheart.
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Sorry, what, you've seen me holding these -- Pressed Juicery Greens -- 1.5.? So you got them in just for me?
-I've also seen you holding a lot of Brazilian models, but I didn't think they'd fit in the mini-fridge.

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Do you have to say "diffusion" like that?
- Like what?
Like it means "low end"?
- It does mean "low end."
It also means "accessible." Or "thoughtfully priced." Say it like that.

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jimg2000
Sep 12, 2018

Renee, the thing is, like, different kinds of men are looking for different things.
-Like, I mean, I know that my guy is going to be interested in the fact that I like true crime and inter-species animal friendships.
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Well, only girls complain about things being a boys' club.
-Yes, good point, but I mean it's like a different breed of, like, boys' club. Like tattoos, C-class driver's licenses.
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From what I can gather, just, you know, from my friends, those professionals at the makeup counter are actually a deterrent. There's these, like, beautiful statuesque women just staring at you, with your pimples and your asymmetrical face, and they just make you feel bad about yourself. I mean, it makes them feel bad about themselves. That's why these regular girls flock to the anonymous aisles of a big superstore. So they can just go in and buy their makeup without somebody standing there, making them just feel like they're not good enough. Like it's a waste of time to even try.

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jimg2000
Sep 12, 2018

Uh, I think a lot of people are confused about themselves. They, like, obsess over whatever negative quality they perceive in themselves and they completely miss the thing that really makes them awesome.
-You, like, know who you are and you don't really care how the world sees you.
You're so yourself, too. I mean, you have no idea who you are.
-No, but you're honest about it. And it just makes me feel really, I don't know, close to you.
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Yeah, it's called Zumba. It's pretty... Like a female workout. That's, like, a girl's...
- Is it?
Yes!
-I don't... It's a workout.
I don't go to gyms...
- Oh, my God... 'cause I don't like all the machismo, so I go where the ladies go.
Oh, I get it. Not a big deal.
-Get what?
You're that guy. "Go to the gym to pick up chicks" guy.

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jimg2000
Sep 12, 2018

And then what I realized is that I could eat whatever I want, and still look like this. Shout out to my genetic makeup.
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I'm just saying that if we want to get into places like this... We don't really care about getting into places like that.
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How do you do that?
-Do what? I don't know, have all of the confidence?
I wasn't always like that.
-And what changed?
I started to really believe that if I wanted it bad enough, all my dreams could come true. And they are. You know?
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I think that most luxury brands get it so wrong when they try to make a diffusion line. They treat it more aspirational, when it really needs to be... Functional. And practical and real. I mean, these women, they know who they are, and they just... They're proud to be bargain hunters.
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Are you shopping for a gift?
-Oh, no, just kind of browsing for me.
Okay. Um... So sizing is a little limited here in the store, but you could probably find your size online.

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jimg2000
Sep 12, 2018

It sounds like you are saying you got dumped. Someone said to you, "I don't want to see you anymore. Ever again. I don't want to have sex with you again." Somebody has told you... You got dumped?
- Can you stop saying "dumped."
Of course, I'm sorry. I... I just assumed that you wouldn't have to deal with stuff like that.
-What? 'Cause of my body.
Or something like... Your body, your whole head. Do you have every rib that I have? Everything really worked out for you. Where even are your organs?
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I really want to be here for the ant removal. I don't want them to remove the ones I like.
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My God, Viv, nobody cares about the profile. No one even looks at the profile. The picture is all that matters, and you get a picture of yourself and you feel, like, really good about it and you hide your double chin, you hide your acne, and you hide your cellulite. And then when the guy meets you in person, he's, like, so disappointed.

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jimg2000
Sep 12, 2018

Look, why do you think everyone cares what you look like? Like, we're your friends because you were fun and funny and kind. And then I don't know
what happened.
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People think that we are elitists who do not belong at Target, and they may be right. But when people walk into this office, I want them to see that Lily LeClaire includes everyone. Even bargain shoppers.
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What if we didn't care about how we looked? Or how we sounded? What if we never lost that little-girl confidence? What if when someone tells us that we aren't good or thin or pretty enough, we have strength and the wisdom
to say what I am is better than all of that? Because what I am is me! I'm me! And I'm proud to be me! And if you ever get the chance to hang out with me or my friends, my amazing, perfect friends...

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jimg2000
Sep 12, 2018

I've always wondered what it feels like to be just undeniably pretty. And just have all those parts in life open up to you that you only get to experience
when you look like you. Just once... I mean... I don't think that this mascara
or Wet n Wild bronzer can do that kind of heavy lifting. So... I'll just pray for a miracle.
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When we're little girls, we have all the confidence in the world. We let our
bellies hang out, and... And we just dance and play and pick our wedgies.
And then these things happen that just... They make us question ourselves. Somebody says something mean to you on the playground, and then we grow up, and you doubt yourself over and over again until you lose
all that confidence. All that self-esteem, all that faith you started with is gone.

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Monica_Diana_Czekirda thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 26 and 18

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Jul 19, 2018

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Lucik32
May 16, 2018

Lucik32 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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i think this movie is only for 14 ages or 18 they laughed when Renee said that vive was showing off in gr 8 h

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