The Pretty One
The Pretty One (2014)

Written and directed by Jenée LaMarque, THE PRETTY ONE is a coming of age comedy about identity and loss and a wallflower who finally learns how to break out of her shell. In a balancing act of a performance, Zoe Kazan portrays twins Laurel… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: February 7, 2014
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

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.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

It would take a lot of charm for "The Pretty One" to overcome that creepy premise, but the movie doesn't have it.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

[The script] takes a concept that sounds ludicrous on paper and handles it in an unexpectedly sincere, clever manner.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

The whole movie has a damp, logy texture. It could have used a rewrite or a re-edit just to dry it out.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

"The Pretty One" is a movie with a few touching moments and others that prompt eye rolls.

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Robert Levin

The film has plenty of charm, but not enough to overcome a heaping dose of clichéd whimsy.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

What would "The Pretty One" be without Zoe Kazan's pixieish melancholy and offbeat comic timing? Not much.

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Christy Lemire

Zoe Kazan breathes fresh, exciting life into a tried-and-true high concept, playing opposite herself as twentysomething identical twins in "The Pretty One."

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Travis Hopson

Like its lead character, The Pretty One is a little unstable even as its charms are irresistible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Really liking Zoe Kazan as an actress. She plays her own twin through the first part of this. Hard movie to describe, but I really did like this one.
'The Pretty One'. An interesting emotional premise, a good Zoe Kazan. The dark humour alleviated well enough, but for such an emotionally rich story,… More
Spencer S.
Zoe Kazan is a very whimsical, sweet looking little creature, and she carries a lot of this movie on her back. Playing identical twins Audrey and Laurel, she… More
Walter M.
"They told her to get a life. They didn't say whose." - tagline for Supergirl comic book in the 90's. In "The Pretty One,"… More
Wildaly M
I thought the premise of this film was great and was anxious to watch it after I saw the trailer. After watching it, I can concede that Kazan and Johnson have… More
Joey Shapiro
Although it feels a little predictable at times, The Pretty One is actually a great romantic comedy and another showcase of Zoe Kazan's fantastic acting.… More