Run time: 110 mins
The Amy Schumer brand of studio comedy rests on the notion that she is Everywoman, which means that when she approaches the front desk of a spin class studio in the opening moments, we know where it is going.
Schumer plays Renee, a woman stuck in an unglamorous job, forever being made to feel lesser by bar staff, shop workers and men who reject her online. After being inspired by the movie Big, she makes a wish to be beautiful and the following day, after an accident in a cycling class, she wakes up to a different reflection. The setup allows Schumer to do her thing, but it’s Michelle Williams as Renee’s new boss is the real comedic highlight. Her character a piece of Kleenex personified; somewhere between Gwyneth Paltrow and that crying ghost in the Harry Potter films that lives in the bathroom. It’s fabulous to see Williams, so often typecast as the tragic woman, really do a character; it’s even more fun to see her kill it. Come for Schumer, stay for Williams. (Jack Whiting) For Michelle W being funny, I just might have to, but probably wont.