I Feel Pretty really doesn’t seem like Greta Gerwig’s type of movie, but we’re so glad she went
There’s a pretty major cinematic difference between, say, Ocsar-nominated film Lady Bird, and any movie starring Amy Schumer. Greta Gerwig’s directatorial breakout was a critical darling, while Schumer’s flicks tend to be panned by reviewers. Lady Bird was a smart, dark comedy with a very slow-burning script. Schumer favors slapstick and potty humor. No matter which one you prefer, you’re not wrong! All movies are made to entertain, and if you’re entertained, you’ve made the right choice at the box office. There’s just not a lot of natural overlap between fans of the two.
Yet Gerwig went to see Schumer’s I Feel Pretty. We’re not sure why. It definitely doesn’t seem like the kind of movie she’d enjoy. But she went anyway, and we’re so glad she did. And not only did she go, she loudly critiqued it in the theater, and the innocent moviegoer sitting behind her live tweeted all of it for the enjoyment of the masses.
This thread is better than any movie, TBH.
It all started when Twitter user Jaye Hunt went to see a Wednesday matinee of I Feel Pretty. She pretty much had the theater to herself — until Gerwig walked in with her crew.
um I’m in a movie theater about to see I feel pretty alone and greta gerwig just walked in and sat down in front of me
— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
her friends keep coming in to join her and I’m terrified that saoirse is on her way— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
She taught us about Gerwig’s theater snack habits, which are not exactly healthy, but then, half the reason you go to the movies is to justify eating buttery popcorn and Raisinettes for dinner, so no judgement.
she’s drinking the biggest movie theater soda I’ve ever seen!!!! I always thought no one ever ordered the extra large but GRETA GERWIG DOES— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
Even watching Gerwig watch the trailers before the actual movie was delightful, so we all should have known what we were in for with this live tweet.
I’M CURRENTLY WATCHING GRETA GERWIG SEE THE BOOK CLUB TRAILER FOR THE FIRST TIME AND SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
I SCREAMED WHEN THE MAMMA MIA!: HERE WE GO AGAIN TRAILER CAME ON AND SHE LOOKED AT ME. SORRY GRETA YOU’RE IN A HOUSEHOLD THAT LOVES ABBA— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
When the movie started, though, is when things got really hilarious.
full gasp from greta when emily ratajowski appeared. she’s a fan!— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
there was just a bit where a baby saw amy schumer and started crying and greta LOVED it. she was the only person here who laughed— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
“ugh” - greta at the end of the opening credits— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
There was this very relatable moment:
I’m... not 100% sure why but greta is CACKLING at amy schumer falling off the soulcycle bike? she’s still laughing and it happened a full minute ago— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
And this one. Validation for every time someone has shushed me in a theater (or anywhere, really; yes, it has happened a lot).
JDDNALJDSLSOXNSLSOSJSLDODJALAOS SHE JUST LOUDLY POINTED OUT A PLOT HOLE AND SOMEONE SHUSHED HER— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
Honestly, Gerwig might be the most relatable moviegoer of all time.
every time a song plays in this movie she dances along in her seat which is VERY relatable— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
there’s a weird vaguely homophobic recurring thing about amy schumer’s love interest being kind of effeminate and greta is NOT having it!!! the only true ally— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
“I hate this” - full volume during a heterosexual love scene. honestly greta? same— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
someone just fully left because of how loud she and her friends are being I’m CACKLING— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
Hunt wondered if she was going to get caught at one point, but thankfully, Gerwig’s commentary kept right on going.
she’s checking her phone! greta if you see this don’t stop the commentary I love it— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
amy schumer entered in disguise and greta loudly went “oh my GOD” and scoffed. this is the dvd commentary this movie deserves— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
FULL VOLUME AT THE QUIETEST MOMENT OF THE CLIMAX OF THE MOVIE: “THIS MOVIE IS IN. COMP. RE. HENSIBLE.”— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
amy schumer: “when we’re little girls–“— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
greta: “HEEEERE WE GO”
And the review that told us more than any critic ever could:
the movie ended and she said “aidy bryant was wasted in that!” HARD AGREE— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
Now that this whole situation has gone viral, all we want to know is what Gerwig and Schumer think. Sadly, though, Gerwig is one of those cool millennials without social media, and Schumer hasn’t publicly commented. Hopefully there are no hard feelings, because the world needed to hear this.