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Not Pretty, Really (2006)

Not Rated | | Short | 10 October 2006 (Canada)
Being good-looking has its perks: compliments from complete strangers, free meals, even a seat on a private jet. But as these dashing young men and women confess, sometimes being beautiful can be a burden in fair disguise.


Mark McKinney


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Credited cast:
Mark McKinney ... Interviewer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vida Babakar Vida Babakar ... Pretty Person
Natalie Brown ... Pretty Person
Robin Buss Robin Buss ... Pretty Person
Lauren Cochrane ... Pretty Person
P.J. Coholan P.J. Coholan ... Pretty Person
Evelyn Csiki Evelyn Csiki ... Pretty Person
Daniela Dasilva Daniela Dasilva ... Pretty Person
Catherine Emmanuel Catherine Emmanuel ... Pretty Person
Derek Friday Derek Friday ... Pretty Person
Olivia Gudaniec ... Pretty Person
Veronika Javor Veronika Javor ... Pretty Person
Tevin Joseph Tevin Joseph ... Pretty Person
Haley Kline Haley Kline ... Pretty Person
Samantha Lloyd ... Pretty Person


Twenty-three good-looking young people respond to questions from an unseen interviewer who asks them about being pretty. Do you know you're good looking; have you ever gotten anything for free for being pretty? At first the responses are enthusiastic, coy, flirtatious, and cheery. Then the downsides tumble out - from not being seen as smart to being treated as an object. What ends up making some people feel not pretty? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Nice idea, but way too short
22 January 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an interesting documentary that features a nice idea but the film is way too short--too short to perhaps have that much attraction for the average viewer. It would really be great if the film could be expanded so that it could satisfy a wider audience.

The film is about people who are considered pretty. As this is a very subjective thing, I was surprised that I looked at each person being interviewed--agreeing to myself that yes they were indeed good looking or wondering why anyone would consider that person attractive. But then, by the end of the film I realized how incredibly shallow this was and how we all are--and in many ways that was the purpose of this film. There's of course more to it than that--including how being considered pretty could be burdensome. Compelling, but way too short.

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