The Pretty One
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

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 script] takes a concept that sounds ludicrous on paper and handles it in an unexpectedly sincere, clever manner."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"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
"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
"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
"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,
"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
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