Kizzie Frank - Arts & Entertainment Editor
The movie I Feel Pretty, starring Amy Schumer, has not exactly been generating positive reactions. The film, seemingly meant to empower girls with insecurities about their outward appearance, but the trailer does not help the cause. It makes it seem as though some one needs to experience a traumatic head injury to "feel pretty".
You may not be familiar with the 2001 movie Shallow Hal with Jack Black. In the film Black, or Hal in this case, cross paths while stuck in an elevator with a hypnotist. In the encounter he some how now only sees the inner beauty of the women he approaches. He finds a woman, a little on the heavy side, in a club and begins to date her. This film did not sit very well with critics either.
It is strikingly similar to the story line revealed to us in the I Feel Pretty trailer.
The description of the film suggests Schumer finds confidence and realizes her appearance never changed.
With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fealessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? - STX Entertainment Youtube
Be not mistaken, from the information available right now, the message of the film is clear: it does not matter what you look like, beauty is within, and/or comes with confidence. Hopefully the message will translate well in the actual movie and hit the mark.