‘I FEEL PRETTY…..DO YOU???’
1st May 2018
I checked out Amy Schumer’s brand new movie ‘I Feel Pretty’ this week. As I sat there on my huge velvet chair at the rather beautiful Soho House ( please can we do all screenings here) and chumped on what I tell myself is low fat popcorn I truly wanted the movie to be everything.
After watching numerous interviews including one Amy did with Queen Oprah I had very high expectations. She has spoken in length on how important this role was for her and wanting to empower women all over the world. Even with all the hype and discussion around it I’m pleased to say I totally enjoyed the film. It was funny, smart, thoughtful, sad, real and uplifting, without being patronising.
‘I Feel Pretty’ has the same charm Bridget Jones gives you but with a twist of ‘Girl Trip’ thrown in and a slice of ‘Mean Girls’.
A diverse cast that includes Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Naomi Campbell and a cameo from Dave Chappelle to my surprise.
This is a story about how you sabotage yourself by the lack of love and confidence you give to yourself.
From the job you want, the relationship you crave and most importantly your own personal lack of kindness or love to yourself affecting you in such a bad way. Renee played by Amy hates her reflection and has let the way she perceives herself become her reason some would say excuse to not live the life she truly dreams off!
We all get sooooo set in our ways with rules that we create that sometimes are absolutely crap. But somehow we just can’t see a way out, I feel ugly so I must be and everyone else must feel the same way about me???
That’s not true, beauty is soooo diverse and based around more than just your skin, hair and body. The film shows how changing the way you think about yourself can result in you not only being happier but also living that life you think you feel you can’t.
Come on guys don’t say no-one cares about those things, I know I do. I don’t feel like the hottest girl in the room but I don’t want to be either if I’m honest, that pressure and obsession with my image would be too much to deal with.
I do want to feel beautiful and comfortable in my own skin but I don’t want to be defined by it, do you? If you really want that job… unless it’s wearing a bikini for Victoria Secrets your personality, experience and how smart you are will matter a lot more.
Amy Schumer rocks for being brave and honest in portraying this role and becoming that girl all of us live with at some point in our lives.
She nails this role and has totally shared her own experience by putting her heart on her sleeve to help the rest of us while getting paid too!
Will the movie change your life?? I don’t know but it will help you realise you are more than just a pretty face. Be kinder to yourself and work on your self love and confidence so you can start living that life you deserve.