‘I feel pretty’ empowered

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‘I feel pretty’ empowered

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Jade Campbell

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“I Feel Pretty,” a new comedy written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein being released on April 20, is about an insecure woman who fell off an exercising bike and wakes up believing she’s beautiful and confident. She proceeds to become a new person and does things she would never do.

Renee Barrett, played by Amy Schumer, is a woman who fights insecure thoughts about her looks on a day to day basis. While riding a stationary bike, she has an accident and  becames unconscious. She wakes up believing she is beautiful and strong, although still looking the same as before the fall. With this new self confidence, she decides to go through the world fearlessly. Before the fall, everyone ignored or made fun of Barrett but now with her new self confidence, people start to admire her and start to take her seriously. Barrett even applies for a job, pursuing a career in modeling.

This film highlights the well known topic of body shaming and feeling insecure about appearances. Barrett’s friend, played by model Emily Ratajkowski, also has trouble with her self confidence and struggles with anorexia. This film shows two types of body shapes experiencing the same problem and shows how to gain self confidence for young women everywhere.

“I Feel Pretty” is rated PG-13. This film teaches that how we look on the outside isn’t what matters, it’s how we think we look that counts.