The Controversy Continues For Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty!” Hilarious New Trailer! “Snatched” Love Too!

Amy Schumer New Film Is Here – And Controversial!

Amy Schumer is, arguably, America’s funniest female Comedian right now, but her new film is creating headlines for its storyline…

As in previous films, Schumer once again takes on the subject of physical beauty and, in “I Feel Pretty”, knocks it on its head. But it’s that storyline that is creating headlines.

First, here is the very funny trailer for “I Feel Pretty”:

The plot of “I Feel Pretty” is simple: a woman hits her head and wakes up thinking she is “pretty” – and it’s that concept, the idea of physical beauty and its value in today’s society, that is causing the controversy.

Many reviews are stating that Schumer is actually adding to the idea that beauty defines us, and that every woman fantasizes about being “beautiful”, to the point that the film adds to the problem rather than addresses it.

Schumer has defended the film, but acknowledges the controversy in interviews like this one with Fox News:

“People felt like this was supposed to be a movie where I play the really ugly girl and then I get pretty in the end or something,” Schumer said. “But that’s not what it is. It’s just about somebody with really low self-esteem.”

“It’s a metaphor for how much you want to be able to communicate to the people you love that you think are gorgeous, that you wish they could see themselves the way you see them,” the “Trainwreck” star explained. “People just kind of projected their own stuff onto it. That doesn’t surprise me. I think people do that for everything. But I really hope that doesn’t keep them from seeing the movie.”

I have always enjoyed Schumer’s uniquely comedic take on her life, and the huge success of “Trainwreck” made her America’s favorite Comedian…but her time at the top was short-lived.

No doubt that Schumer was due for blowback – “Trainwreck” was a huge hit, and rightly so, but then she started hanging out with Jennifer Lawrence, which led to this “dance-off” live at Wrigley Field to “Uptown Girl”, an iconic song used in the film – and yes, they danced on Billy Joel’s piano – all of this probably turned people off – you decide, here is the clip:

https://johnrieber.com/2015/08/28/amy-schumer-jennifer-lawrence-piano-man-see-these-uptown-girls-dance-on-billy-joels-piano-wrigley-field-dance-off/

Suddenly you saw social media going after her more than usual, and then she made another movie and the blowback was complete:

When “Snatched” came out last summer, it was met with vicious reviews and middling box office….but it’s really pretty good!

Schumer stars as a suddenly-single woman who travels with her Mom, played by Goldie Hawn, and it turns into a variation of “Romancing The Stone” – my wife and I found it funny and very watchable, certainly NOT the disaster that it was made out to be – check out the trailer:

“Snatched” is all over cable and on demand services, so check it out – it’s entertaining and very funny in parts!

So, amid this controversy, “I Feel Pretty” is out in theaters, and it sure looks funny to me…we will see what America thinks!



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17 replies

  1. Reblogged this on johnrieber and commented:

    Interesting that there is controversy about her intent for the film, here is Amy Schumer’s response to the backlash:

  2. Looks like it could be a good feel good film to watch at some stage.

  3. Amy is a funny, sexy and very clever woman. I enjoyed ‘Snatched’ and of course ‘Trainwreck’. I think sometimes reviewers are jealous of success.

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  5. I prefer ‘larger’ women, and the shot of her above (in the blue dress) is very much my sort of thing indeed!
    The film looks fun, in a sort-or reverse- ‘Shallow Hal’ way, though I suspect all the best bits are in the trailer. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Pete, not sure if you saw “Trainwreck” but it’s really good, and “Snatched” was just fine as well – she is getting negative press lately, but I like how she continues to tell stories that are personal to her

      • I haven’t seen either of those, John. I do like to see large women being confident in film roles though, even if the idea is still ultimately to make fun of their size.
        Best wishes, Pete.

      • Pete, she tackles the concept of physical beauty in real, yet very funny ways…try “Trainwreck” and “Snatched” if they show up somewhere…her comedy is raunchy, so make sure it’s not “edited for television” or you will miss the funniest stuff!

      • She’s not even a “big” girl, she’s an average size and shape woman with a unique face. Her show and comedy has dealt with ideas of beauty, feminity, ageism and all sorts of things. Sometimes in my humble opinion brilliantly. In particular the 12 Angry Men sketch and the one about the loss of fuckability with Julia Louise Dreyfuss. I agree with John there’s always a year for a female entertainer, they never seem to get another year. Guys can have breakout years and then comeback years. Both can be survivors or perenials but you only get one year where you’re the ‘IT’ girl and that year for Amy was 2015. Trainwreck by the way Pete I really enjoyed as a film. I know she’s not on the radar as much recently and that the film with Ms Hawn didn’t make as much money but I had no idea about negative press. What the hell have been people been saying John?

      • Lloyd, she got a ton of blowback after she danced with Jennifer Lawrence – her comedy special was accused of “borrowing” other comic’s material, and the press around “Snatched” was really negative – knives were out, and it’s a cute movie worth watching…it’s what you said, women have a tougher time in this regard than men in the business…

      • Well if there’s an opportunity to dance with Jennifer Lawrence on Billy Joel’s piano I’m taking it. Some people. The material stealing thing I had not heard of, thanks for letting me know but I think its like you said. People hate it when you get big. In Australia we call it the Tall Poppy Syndrome.

    • I have a sudden urge to go to the grocery store and buy fruit melons and I don’t even eat fruit.

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