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I Feel Pretty

The comedy I Feel Pretty seems to target a specific audience and based off some reactions I’ve seen, I think if the trailer doesn’t appeal to you, you might not want to see it.

The film stars Amy Schumer as Renee. Renee works for an “IT Girl” style makeup company called Lilly Le Claire. The catch is she works in a basement off site for the Technology Department. Renee is portrayed as the typical girl who has friends and a happy life but wants more. She wants what’s advertised as the conventional beauty and conventional success story.

After a montage of things going wrong for Renee opens the film, we she her watching a film which causes her to run out into the rain and wish to be beautiful. Followed by her throwing a coin into the fountain in front of her. The next morning she attends Soul Cycle and falls off her bike and hits her head. This results in Renee gaining an indescribable amount of confidence and going about her life as if she has a new body that no one can recognize as hers. To the bewilderment of her friends, and all those she interacts with, no one questions it. From there hilarity ensues, and I Feel Pretty is a good ride. I do however have a few problems with the film.

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Truth or Dare

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare

Swift shot: I always try to find something that I like in any movie I review, and with Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, I really had to struggle to find something. It was too long and the characters were just incredibly dumb. The redeeming moments were when characters got to get out of the movie early, by dying.

If you want to watch a good Truth or Dare movie, check out this indie instead, but be advised it is not for the tender-hearted nor children! Speaking of that, this film was hindered by its targeting. When I go see a horror film, I expect to be horrified, and there are really terrifying movies that manage to do so under the PG-13 rating. So that’s no excuse to not be even remotely scary.

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The Party

The Party is not so much about the physical gathering of friends, or what must pass for friends in Britain, as it is actually a treatise on the hypocrisy of party politics when love and passion take control.

Janet (Thomas) has just been promoted to a high ranking government office in England, and naturally she invites the people who supported her and encouraged her to help her celebrate her good fortune. But as the story unfolds, everyone is ultimately revealed to be living different lies, all surrounding different aspects of love. Oh, but this is not a love story, it’s about how foolish we behave trying to convince others we aren’t just base creatures terrified of our actions as we mask those emotions and call it love.

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Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed

In the exciting final installment of the Fifty Shades series, Fifty Shades Freed, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) are getting married! After a short engagement these two crazy kids are about to begin the next exciting chapter of their life together. The Greys then depart for their romantic honeymoon in France, but they don’t get their happy ending right away.

The Fifty Shades series isn’t going to win any awards. It’s not intended to save humanity. But it’s an entertaining, inspiring, fractured fairy tale love story for current times. If you like the books, you’ll enjoy this movie.

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A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas

Christmas came early this year! Santa brought us a wonderful present in the form of A Bad Moms Christmas! Sick and tired of the pressure of the Christmas season, our favorite Bad Moms Amy, Kiki, and Carla have decided to put the ass back in Christmass, to take Christmas back and celebrate it the way they want to. No drama, no formality, no pressure to create a perfect holiday, just a fun and laid-back time. Unfortunately, their grand plans are thwarted when all of their mothers arrive in town. Hilarious complications ensue, Christmas is RUINED, then subsequently saved of course, because this is a delightful comedy.

A Bad Moms Christmas was a hilarious, wild ride with a bit of sentimentality thrown in for good measure. Moms and grown-up daughters will enjoy seeing this together. Oh and please stick around during the first part of the credits for a comical dance number performed by the cast. Personally, I hope this franchise continues. I would like to see A Bad Moms Halloween, A Bad Moms Easter, even A Bad Moms Valentine’s Day.

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