Hello, there! My name is Preston Barta, and I am the features editor of Fresh Fiction and senior film critic at the Denton Record-Chronicle. My cinematic love story began where I was born: off planet on the isolated desert world of the Jakku system. It's there I passed the time scavenging for loose parts with my good friend Rey. One day I found an old film projector and a dusty reel of the 1975 film JAWS. It rocked my world so much that I left my kinfolk in the rearview (I so miss their morning cups of green milk) to pursue my dreams of writing about film. It wasn't long until I met two gents who said they would give me a lift. I can't recall their names, but one was an older man who liked to point a lot and the other was a tall, hairy fella. They got me as far as one of Jupiter's moons where we crossed paths with the U.S.S. Enterprise. Some pointy-eared bastard said I was clear to come aboard. He saw that I was clutching my beloved shark movie and invited me to the "moving pictures room" where he was screening the 1993 film JURASSIC PARK to his crew. He said my life would be much more prosperous if I were familiar with more work by the god named Steven Spielberg. From there, my love for cinema blossomed. Once we reached planet Earth, everything changed. I found the small town of Denton, TX, and was welcomed into the Barta family. They showed me the writings of local film critic Boo Allen. He became my hero and caused me to chase a degree in film and journalism. After my studies at graduate of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I met some film critics who showed me the ropes and got me into my first press screening: 2011's THE GREEN LANTERN. Don't worry; I recovered just fine. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was only four years away.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and STXfilms are releasing a Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital) of I FEEL PRETTY on Tuesday, July 17. Fresh Fiction has some Blu-ray copies to give away. Information on how to get yours is below, along with information on the release.
The rules are simple: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and full mailing address (Note: U.S. addresses only and no PO boxes). Title your email subject: “I FEEL PRETTY Giveaway.” In the body of email, tell us what you are most confident about in yourself. The giveaway is active now until next Friday, Jul. 13 at noon, central time.
Courtney Howard’s Synopsis
Renee Bennett (Amy Schumer) is at a real low point in her life due to her low self-esteem. This may even be her rock bottom. She works in a basement office. Babies cry when she greets them. She’s uncomfortable with her Spanx-clad body. She’s ignored by the world at large. However, all of this changes when she hits her head during a rigorous Soul Cycle class. She awakens from her mild concussion magically transformed (albeit only in her mind) into the beautiful woman she’s always yearned to be. This shift in perspective sends her confidence skyrocketing, landing her a better job as a receptionist at the cosmetics company run by Avery LeClaire (Michelle Williams, whose performance is gold). She also lands a caring, supportive boyfriend in Ethan (Rory Scovel), and a more fulfilling life overall. Hijinks ensue from there.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™:
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Being Pretty Featurette
I FEEL PRETTY will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, Jul. 17. It’s available on Digital HD today.