The reviews for Amy Schumer’s new movie “I Feel Pretty” are in, and they’re pretty ugly.
Critics tore into the movie for its message of self-love and body acceptance that some feel is hollow and contrived. The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr said, “This movie, premised on the idea that self-esteem trumps physical beauty, doesn’t even believe in the product it’s selling.”
Leah Pickett from the Chicago Reader called the movie “deeply unfunny,” and gave it one star.
The New York Times was nicer, but still critical, saying the movie could have gone more than “skin deep.”
Schumer appeared on ABC’s The View Monday to promote her film, and bizarrely said that she would have liked for her role — which she cast herself in — to have been played by a “woman of color” instead.
“I recognize that I am a caucasian, like — I would love if this movie were starring a woman of color who’s had it way harder than me, and I think, I hope we get there. This is hopefully just a step in the right direction,” she said. (RELATED: ‘I Am A Caucasian’ — Amy Schumer Goes On ‘The View,’ Says A ‘Woman Of Color’ Should Have Played Her In New Movie)