Amy Schumer in “I Feel Pretty”

Although we can understand it’s appeal to connoissuers of vulgarity, we’re not a big fan of Amy Schumer’s saucy stand-up comedy. Which is why her performance in “I Feel Pretty” knocked us out. Yes, she’s funny. But in this movie about one woman’s journey of self-acceptance (of her body, of herself), Schumer is vulnerable, brave, and bracingly honest. Her sublime acting allows viewers — even men who don’t contend with “body issues” — to relate and invest in Schumer’s journey toward love of herself, no matter the flabby package. Don’t be surprised if amid the laughs you also shed some tears.

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