The Pretty One

The Pretty One

The Pretty One

Coming-of-age dramedy starring Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks), Jake Johnson (New Girl) and Ron Livingston (Office Space). Kazan plays identical twins Laurel and Audrey. When Audrey dies in a car crash, Laurel assumes her more outgoing sister's identity. The feature debut from writer/director Jenée LaMarque.

"Audrey has all of the qualities that her identical twin sister Laurel wishes she possessed: confidence, style, independence. Alternately, Laurel, sweet but painfully awkward, feels stuck in her life, still living at home, coddling their father and obsessed with the boy next door, for whom she used to babysit. When the sisters reunite for their birthday, tragedy strikes and a fateful mix-up leaves Laurel faced with an opportunity to reinvent herself - and her life - as her beloved sibling...

"As Laurel begins to slip into the life she has always wanted but never thought was possible, she must decide between continuing her life as Audrey and revealing herself as the perfect fraud." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2013Rating: M90 minsUSA
ComedyDrama

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The Pretty One / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

You wish Kazan had more to work with.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

You are urged to laugh and cry, but the best you are likely to manage is a polite, embarrassed smile.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Too lightweight to justify such a disturbing act of reinvention.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Although Zoe Kazan is terrific in her dual roles, this tonally uneven modern-day fairy tale doesn't quite work.

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