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The Pretty One (2013)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 20 April 2013 (USA)
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A tragedy presents Laurel with the chance to reinvent herself as her idolized twin sister, Audrey. As she eases into the life she has always wanted, she must decide between continuing the lie or revealing herself as the perfect fraud.

Director:

Jenée LaMarque

Writer:

Jenée LaMarque
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Kazan ... Laurel / Audrey
Jake Johnson ... Basel (as Jake M. Johnson)
John Carroll Lynch ... Frank
Frankie Shaw ... Claudia
Shae D'lyn ... May
Ron Livingston ... Charles
Sterling Beaumon ... Hunter
Robin Reiser ... Hunter's Mom
Luka Jones ... Patrick
Sabrina Lloyd ... Edith
Danny Pudi ... Dr. Rao
Meagen Fay ... Mrs. Matthews (as Meagan Fay)
Joel Cooper Joel Cooper ... Darren Matthews
Michael Alferoff Michael Alferoff ... David Matthews
Dale Raoul ... Mrs. Shoemacher
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Storyline

When an eccentric and insecure young woman is mistaken for her dead identical twin, she seizes the chance to leave her pathetic existence behind and assume her sister's life. Through this absurd masquerade as "the pretty one" she finally learns to value her own identity Written by anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The song during the credits "It Might Be You" was also used in the movie Tootsie (1982), another movie about a person pretending to be someone else. See more »

Goofs

When Charles throws Basel's grocery bags out of his hands before he hits Basel, a box of cereal lands on the porch. Then shortly after Basel punches Charles off the porch and says, "What did you punch me in the face for, man?" the cereal box and orange are missing from the porch then a green apple appears in the missing items' place. See more »

Quotes

Laurel: Why did I want you to leave?
Basel: So your sister could move in.
Laurel: That was nice of me.
Basel: Yes, it was until you called me a creepy man-child and tried to kick me out. That was less nice.
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Connections

References Tootsie (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

It Might Be You
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by K Á R Y Y N and Julian Wass
Courtesy of Kárin Tatoyan and Julian Wass
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A heartfelt and beautiful film
16 June 2014 | by Zahira26See all my reviews

Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson are stunning in this film!

A quirky gem in the vein of Safety Not Guaranteed, Ruby Sparks, Drinking Buddies, Enough Said and The Spectacular Now. Although the storyline may be a bit out there, it is very believable and enjoyable.

There are some poignant moments that are beautifully portrayed and you can relate to many of the characters in some way.

The Perfect One is worth the watch.

p.s. I loved the wardrobe they used in this film, think Girls meets Pretty Little Liars. I was upset there weren't more special features on the DVD!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pretty One See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,484, 9 February 2014

Gross USA:

$13,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,769
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