New York Film Locations

I Feel Pretty (2018)

Last Updated: Oct 2019

Renee Bennett (Amy Schumer) is a young woman who struggles with low self-esteem and insecurities over her appearance. Out of a Chinatown basement office, she manages the website for cosmetics firm Lily LeClaire with co-worker Mason, while aspiring to work in their Fifth Avenue headquarters. When a vacancy for a receptionist comes up at HQ, she decides not to apply after reading the job description's emphasis on being the beautiful "face" of LeClaire. One night, inspired by the movie Big, Renee wishes at a fountain to be beautiful, but nothing happens. The next day, Renee falls off her SoulCycle bike during an exercise class, hitting her head and losing consciousness. When she wakes, she has not changed physically, but she believes herself to be astonishingly beautiful..

SoulCycle Soho, 45 Crosby Street (btw Broome Street and Spring Street) Manhattan.


Mott Street (btw Pell Street and Mosco Street) Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Though there was aerial footage of New York's Chinatown, in particularly Mott Street, when the scene cuts to Amy, it is likely that she is walking along a street in Boston's Chinatown district, as in this scene her office exterior is situated on Harrison Avenue in Boston.

Renee's Workplace, 79 Harrison Avenue and Knapp Street, Boston.


6th Avenue (btw West 41st and 42nd Streets) Manhattan.


Office, 1095 6th Avenue (btw West 42nd and 43rd Streets) Manhattan.


Pharmacy, 154 7th Avenue and West 19th Street, Manhattan.


East 43rd Street (btw Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue) Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Although this street resembles New York's Greenwich Village, it is in fact Tremont Street in the heart of Boston.

Thai Village Restaurant, 592 Tremont Street and Upton Street, Boston.


otsoNY Comments: The filmmakers once again use a Boston's cleaners to double for that of a New York cleaners. This time they use Andy's Cleaners at the corner of Washington Street and Worcester Street.

Andy's Cleaners, 1679 Washington Street and Worcester Street, Boston.


otsoNY Comments: The exterior shot shows the cafe on the corner of Waverly Place and Gay Street in New York's Greenwich Village, but when the scene cuts to inside the cafe, the actors are now in Metropolis Cafe at 584 Tremont Street in Boston.

(Interior) Metropolis Cafe, 584 Tremont Street and Upton Street, Boston.


Bond Street (btw Lafayette Street and Broadway) Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Another location in Boston doubling for that of a New York Chinatown restaurant.

China Pearl Restaurant, 9 Tyler Street (btw Beach Street and Kneeland Street) Boston.



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