Amy Schumer's New Rom-Com Is the Hilarious (and Tragic) Reality of Female Confidence
The Big Sick just came out last year, but already we feel like we've fallen back into a romantic comedy drought. Fortunately, Amy Schumer is here with a new movie that should quench our thirst: I Feel Pretty. The comedian stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday to debut a brief teaser for the movie, whose tagline posits "What if you could change everything, without changing anything?" Now we have the full trailer!
As you can see above, I Feel Pretty follows an "ordinary" woman (Schumer) struggling with low self-esteem who suffers a nasty head injury at SoulCycle and wakes up with a renewed sense of confidence. Like, extreme confidence. The type of confidence that lets you wear miniskirts with reckless abandon and tell Naomi Campbell that you're too pretty to model. Confidence with a capital "C."
Is it a silly premise? Yes. Women shouldn't have to suffer a near-fatal falls to feel good about themselves (which is clearly the point the movie is trying to make). But at its core, it looks like I Feel Pretty will at least be entertaining and has a pretty interesting cast in addition to leading lady Schumer: Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, and Lauren Hutton (and Campbell, bless!). I Feel Pretty hits theaters on April 27.