The Pretty One
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is trite on the surface, but through some complex plotting, writer-director Jenée LaMarque slyly incorporates foreboding themes of guilt and delusion that push the farcical elements to the brink."
‑ Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader
"It would take a lot of charm for "The Pretty One" to overcome that creepy premise, but the movie doesn't have it."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"The film has plenty of charm, but not enough to overcome a heaping dose of clichéd whimsy."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
"The premise of "The Pretty One" may be far-fetched, but it's carried out with sincerity and the results are amusing, ironic, and thoughtful. Here's a small-scale movie that offers a gleam of satisfaction."
‑ Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks
"An unconvincing and unappealing comedy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The whole movie has a damp, logy texture. It could have used a rewrite or a re-edit just to dry it out."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
""The Pretty One" is a movie with a few touching moments and others that prompt eye rolls."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"Like its lead character, The Pretty One is a little unstable even as its charms are irresistible."
‑ Travis Hopson,
"Outright ridiculous and utterly farfetched."
‑ Carlos Aguilar, Movie Mezzanine
"As anyone who saw her at full glow in Ruby Sparks might guess, Zoe Kazan is enough to make the movie worth seeing."
‑ Kurt Loder, Reason Online
"What would "The Pretty One" be without Zoe Kazan's pixieish melancholy and offbeat comic timing? Not much."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Zoe Kazan breathes fresh, exciting life into a tried-and-true high concept, playing opposite herself as twentysomething identical twins in "The Pretty One.""
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Given its morbid, somewhat clichéd premise, I was pleasantly surprised by "The Pretty One." While no classic, it is both refreshingly quirky and more sensitive than expected."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"The Pretty One has a more gruesome premise than most body-switching comedies, but also more heart, mostly due to Zoe Kazan's expressive, vulnerable performance."
‑ Sherilyn Connelly, SF Weekly
"Zoe Kazan does an excellent job portraying two separate characters, but The Pretty One is never able to overcome its weak first half which is overloaded with weak story points, lame dialogue, and poorly developed characters."
‑ Chris Sawin,
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