I Feel Pretty (2018)

I Feel Pretty (2018)

2018 111 Minutes


A head injury causes a woman to develop an extraordinary amount of confidence and believe she's drop dead gorgeous.

Overall Rating

5 / 10
Verdict: So-So

User Review

  • I Feel Pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and pity and might-ily infuriated. I have never...never...NEVER walked out of a cinema experience feeling angry like I did today. I was so close to walking out midway through, so flipping close. This film, is just wrong. Renee is currently stuck at the bottom of her career with little to no confidence, she hits her head which causes her to believe she is the most beautiful creature on the planet which seemingly boosts her confidence to stratospheric heights. Before you moan "you didn't understand the point of the film", I got it. Crystal clear. Your external looks shouldn't alter the internal beauty within. You're still the same person and can do whatever you want if you believe. So, why is it that Renee turns into this narcissistic, vapid, self-absorbed unlikable monster who solely believes that success comes from being physically attractive? It's an absolutely ludicrous message, which I'm sure initially would've been genius if it wasn't for such atrocious execution. The film portrays her normal life as this depressing unsuccessful speck of dust where nothing matters because she isn't pretty. The narrative tone immediately shifts when she changes her perspective of herself, because everything is going her way now that she believes she has all the beauty of a supermodel. There were two scenes that aggravated me to a point I wanted to smack the woman in front of me. Renee shouts at at a strikingly good looking woman after going through a bad break up stating that she shouldn't have any problems because she is so beautiful. So anyone who is deemed physically attractive shouldn't have any problems, despite the character dealing with low self-esteem? Are you kidding me? Then we get to the emotional speech at the end, where she proclaims everyone is beautiful and people shouldn't change themselves...whilst she pitches a new range of facial makeup. The irony overwhelmed me. I couldn't. I was livid. Oh and the film is boring, unfunny, bland, repetitive and unlikable. Williams is the only redeeming factor to this catastrophic superficial piece of rubbish.