Last night I went to the opening night of the move I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer. My sister and I had a girls night and we had so much fun together! We went to Studio Movie Grill, and they didn’t have our large bucket of popcorn! So we settled for a square trough with extra butter. BTW, it was gone before the movie started.
We were pretty pumped about going to this movie, as we are both Schumer fans, and the movie didn’t disappoint. Amy was hilarious. The movie isn’t going to win any cinematic achievement awards, and I was disappointed in her friends because they were just not fun enough counter points, but I went to a movie at 9:30 at night, which is my bedtime, and I didn’t fall asleep or get jiggly leg wanting to run out of the theater. To me, that’s pretty damn good. Also, I had a lot of moments turning to my sister and us laughing so hard tears ran down our cheeks. All of that with only a half a bottle of wine between us.
When watching the previews you see that Amy falls off her exercise bike, hits her head, and it almost hypnotises her into seeing herself as the most gorgeous version of herself. As the audience we see her as the same, but to her she is now flawless. #Goals I wish getting myself ready in the morning wasn’t at the bottom of my priority list. After breakfast, teeth are brushed, and backpacks are ready I am lucky if I remember to put on deodorant. Here is a spoiler alert, I usually don’t which is why I have desk deodorant that I use on the reg.
This confidence message that isn’t new, and certainly not to me, but man watching it on the big screen last night really put it into perspective for me. I laughed through the entire movie, but I found myself very reflective my whole ride home. I realize I am completely the before Amy, without question. I don’t want to put myself through blunt force trauma to the vagina and head to get myself to snap out of it, and I think as women, and mothers, we can all relate here.
Last week I shared my post about my work out struggles, and how I can sometimes get down on my body and the way I see myself. This was a great movie to really see how holding your shoulders back, keeping your chin up, and ultimately seeing the world around you in the best light possible totally changes you. Amy really didn’t even put on that much more makeup. Also, some of her outfit choices where still casual, but it was the way she presented herself to the world. She starts a new relationship in a movie with a guy who most likely wouldn’t have given her a second look, and that isn’t because he didn’t think she was pretty. I just think we can often shut out the rest of the world and just focus on what we need to do that day. What an amazing thing to be a person who makes other takes notice. To be someone who can be a bright light in someone’s day.
All in all, am I going to start strutting into work in mini skirts and stilettos, no. Absolutely not. There isn’t enough coolsculpting and tanning spray to make that acceptable. But what I do want to do is start making the time! Stop chopping Beauty Queen Colleen in the morning. Starting your morning off with a little make up, a little extra attention to what you are wearing, and remembering deoderant can be the perfect trifecta to holding your head up higher and feeling more confident. Please understand, I am not trying to advocate for the superficial. If you are someone that doesn’t need makeup to feel confident, more power to you! I just think taking a little bit of time on yourself in the morning, whether that is on your face, hair, clothes, or maybe an amazing workout that has your body tingling, take the time to do that! That confidence will carry you through the day, and will be infectious.
Oh, I realize I titled this as a “movie review” and I basically just told you what was in the previews and that I laughed with my sister. I would give it 3/5 stars. I laughed but didn’t pee my pants, which to be honest, after having kids, isn’t that hard to do. tmi? #kegelexercises