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Release Date: February 7th, 2014

DVD Release Date: September 30th, 2014

R|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
A shy, withdrawn woman (Zoe Kazan) secretly assumes the identity of her glamorous twin sister after the latter dies in a car accident.

Cast: Zoe Kazan, Jake Johnson, John Carroll Lynch, Ron Livingston, Shae D'Lyn, Frankie Shaw, Sterling Beaumon, Jeremy Howard

Director: Jenée LaMarque

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Provenance Pictures

Distributors: Dada Films

Keywords: Family, Transformation, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • You wish the material were more consistent for these two. Some moments are screechy, others aren't deeply emotional enough. The in-between moments in which LaMarque hits just the right note can be charming, though, and they promise better things to come. show more

  • The film is a quiet, tender triumph that leaves you feeling as if you've been embraced without you feeling had. show more

  • The Pretty One does find a handful of genuinely sweet moments in which Basel and Laurel bond on letting their respective freak flags fly. Like the film itself, Kazan is at her best when she’s not trying so hard to be cute. show more

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