I Feel Pretty (12A)



Comedy (2018)
110mins Chi/US

Starring: Michelle Williams, Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski, Tom Hopper, Rory Scovel
Director: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
Writer(s): Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Renee Barrett works behind the scenes on the website for luxury cosmetics brand Lily LeClaire. By chance, a position for receptionist becomes vacant in the company's plush office on Fifth Avenue in New York and Renee musters her courage to apply. Shortly before her interview, Renee hits her head in the gym and the knock compels the young woman to see herself as magazine spread thin and beautiful. Buoyed by her newfound confidence, Renee dazzles Avery and snags a boyfriend called Ethan.

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I Feel Pretty (12A)

I feel many things about writer-directors Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn's romantic comedy of female empowerment and body fascism, but none of them are particularly pretty. As someone who has struggled with weight issues since boyhood and suffered fat shaming, I'm acutely aware of - perhaps too sensitive to - the deep emotional and psychological wounds that can be inflicted every time you look in a mirror. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but when all you see is a warped vision of reality, filtered through a prism of other people's disdain, airbrushed advertising and supposed gym-ripped perfection, it's hard to appreciate natural curves, scars or birthmarks as the very things that set each of us apart as ravishing, unique creatures...

I Feel Pretty. Copyright: 2017 STX Financing, LLC. Caption: Amy Schumer as Renee Barrett in I Feel Pretty, directed by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn. Photo: Mark Schafer. All Rights Reserved.I'm certain that I Feel Pretty doesn't mean to offend. Lead actress Amy Schumer has brilliantly lampooned issues of self-esteem, femininity and suffocating convention in her TV sketch show and the hilarious 2015 film Trainwreck. However, here she is at the mercy of Silverstein and Kohn's script, which piles on misery and self-loathing in the opening hour until it becomes impossible to achieve redemption, even with Schumer working tirelessly to milk laughs from each set-up.

Renee Barrett (Schumer) works behind the scenes on a website for luxury cosmetics brand Lily LeClaire, which is run by CEO Avery LeClaire (Michelle Williams) from the company's plush office on Fifth Avenue in New York. By chance, a position for receptionist becomes vacant and Renee musters the courage to apply. She secures an interview because Avery has been advised by her grandmother Lily (Lauren Hutton) to broaden the demographic employed by the company so it better reflects the women who buy the products. Shortly before her face-to-face with Avery, Renee hits her head during her spin cycle gym class and the sickening knock induces the applicant to see herself as magazine spread thin and beautiful. To everyone else, she is the same Renee, except now she fizzes with self-confidence. Consequently, Renee dazzles Avery, snags an adoring boyfriend called Ethan (Rory Scovel) and turns the head of Avery's handsome brother Grant (Tom Hopper).

I Feel Pretty left an exceedingly bitter taste in my mouth, despite my unabiding love for Schumer, who looks gorgeous and radiant in every frame. The romance with Scovel is sweetly adorable but the script creates a minefield for the actors because Renee only accepts that she's beautiful after Ethan tells her she is. She has to be validated by him, and by other people around her, and that isn't healthy. It completely undermines Renee's inspirational, tub-thumping speech on how carefree girls are subjected to a barrage of criticism and polished advertising that steals their childhood innocence, self-confidence and individuality. The sermon is sound and incredibly vital. Unfortunately, Silverstein and Kohn's church is unfit.

- Jo Planter

I Feel Pretty. Copyright: 2017 STX Financing, LLC. Caption: Amy Schumer as Renee Barrett in I Feel Pretty, directed by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn. Photo: Mark Schafer. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 15th June
To Thursday 21st June

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardigan, Theatr Mwldan
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, IMC Dundalk
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Queensgate
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Lymington, The Lymington Centre
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Spalding, South Holland Centre
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stornoway, An Lanntair Arts Centre
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- York, Vue York
From Friday 22nd June
To Thursday 28th June

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Builth Wells, Wyeside Arts Centre
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, IMC Dundalk
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Killarney, Cinema Killarney
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leiston, Leiston Film Theatre
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southport, Vue Southport
- St Albans, The Odyssey Cinema
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- York, Vue York


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