2018 (UK), Comedy/Romance, 1h 51m
Starring: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Busy Philipps, Emily Ratajkowski, Tom Hopper & Rory Scovel
A woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall 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?
What happens if you make a modern, flipped, feminist version of Shallow Hall starring the least funny female comedian of this generation? An absolute Trainwreck.
I’m prone to enjoying a cheesy chick-flick, and hoped I’d like this… but who was I kidding? It’s staring Amy freaking Schumer! What did I expect?
Is it really okay to get off making fat-jokes just because you tack on a moralising ending that teaches a lesson about body positivity? Absolutely not.
It was really cringe to see Renee get all bubbly to the point where she thinks she’s better than everybody else, and even puts her friends down. I don’t get what type of message this is trying to tell girls? If you’re hot (or think you are) you’re allowed to be a bitch and put your ‘uglier’ friends down? Disgusting.
I don’t know how Schumer managed to bag some of this cast either, most notably Williams – I can only assume she owed a favour and this was her only way out.