I Feel Pretty

Have you seen the movie I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer? If not, I highly recommend it!

Yes, I realize it's out of theaters already!  I don't go to the movies much, so I wait for them to come out on On Demand.  This allows me to watch them in MY reclining chair, in my pajamas, with my glass of wine! #myhappyplace

Maybe you like Amy, maybe you don't (I'm actually a fan) but if you have ever felt a lack of confidence in your body, a feeling that other women have what you don't have, or even just a feeling of "I'm not enough" this is a great movie with an even better message.

Don't get caught up on what critics say.  Personally I don't give a crap what a critic says so if I like a movie, I like a movie.  I Feel Pretty is a fun, entertaining and funny movie with a deeper message and THAT is why I'm writing about it. 

I included the trailer above so you can check it out!

Basically Amy plays a woman living in New York, who struggles with her confidence in what seems like a world of stick figure thin models. Always feeling like the "not as pretty, bigger than others" girl, she lives in a world of negativity and constant comparison.  

I don't want to give away any of the movie, but suffice it to say something happens!  Something BIG!

Without any actual physical change, Amy suddenly believes she is beautiful, fit and confident.  In a nutshell, she thinks she's the "shit!"

I thought the movie was hilarious and simply fun to watch, but that's not the reason I'm blogging about it.

I felt the messages in the movie were something worthy of writing about and something that kept coming to my attention as I was laughing throughout the movie.

* What we THINK and FEEL about ourselves is what dictates our confidence.

* Maybe not all guys, but certainly the ones we want to be with ARE attracted to confident, strong and capable women.

* Being thin doesn't equate to confidence.  Confidence comes from the inside and the messages we tell ourselves.

With a PG-13 rating (for sexual content, some partial nudity, and language), the movie is not for a younger audience so I am NOT suggesting you take your tweenager, but it reminded me of how important it is to instill confidence and self love in our girls from an early age.  

And as a mom of two boys, I would also say these messages are important for our sons to hear as well.  Not only does it instill a better self image in them, but also encourages them to respect and be attracted to women with a strong self of herself.

Hope you enjoy it!  Let me know what you think:)