Jul 262018

I Feel Pretty is a movie with a fine message but falls flat with poorly written jokes and a plot that doesn’t exactly feel fresh, a rehash of something like Shallow Hal.



I Feel Pretty

Genre(s): Comedy
Universal | PG13 – 111 min. – $34.98 | July 17, 2018

Date Published: 07/26/2018 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein
Writer(s): Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein (written by)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Naomi Campbell, Lauren Hutton
Features: Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 7.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 37.7 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

THE MOVIE — 2.0/5

Plot Synopsis: Renee (AMY SCHUMER) is a woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis. After suffering a fall, she wakes up believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Quick Hit Review: I Feel Pretty is a movie that certainly as a very strong and positive message, especially for women, though men could also get something out of it. Sadly, despite that, the comedic aspects of this version of Shallow Hal had very little laughs with most of the humor falling flat in spite of a vigorous performance by Amy Schumer.

There is one positive aspect I did enjoy and that was the relationship between Schumer’s Renee and a character named Ethan played by Rory Scovel; I thought those two had some fun chemistry and also helped to showcase Schumer’s wonderful charisma. Unfortunately this really only made up about 20-30 minutes of the movie, the rest was mostly a mess, though not the fault of an otherwise fine supporting cast which includes Michelle Williams.



This release comes with a title-embossed slip cover and inside a redemption code for the Digital HD copy. Not a whole lot going on with the features; there is the EPK Being Pretty (0:54; HD) featurette, some Deleted Scenes (8:50; HD) and a Gag Reel (5:24; HD).


VIDEO – 4.0/5

I Feel Pretty arrives on Blu-ray presented in its original 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and given a, well, pretty looking 1080p high-definition transfer (MPEG-4 AVC codec). The video here is standard fare as with most comedies, visuals are bright throughout and colors do have some pop to them while detail was relatively sharp.

AUDIO – 4.5/5

A little surprising to see that this movie, for some reason, received 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track which is a bit overkill for a comedy. Even so, dialogue levels do come out of the center channel with excellent clarity and the pop soundtrack does provide the most depth from the front and rear speakers quite nicely, although at times the movie felt like an episode of Catfish with the amount of songs that come in and out.


OVERALL – 2.0/5

Overall, I Feel Pretty is a movie with a fine message but falls flat with poorly written jokes and a plot that doesn’t exactly feel fresh, a rehash of something like Shallow Hal. For her part, Amy Schumer wasn’t bad, just a shame the material didn’t give her much to work with. The Blu-ray release offers up good video/audio transfers and a rather sad selection of bonus features.




Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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