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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.

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Jenée LaMarque

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

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jake Johnson ... Basel
Zoe Kazan ... Laurel / Audrey
Ron Livingston ... Charles
John Carroll Lynch ... Frank
Frankie Shaw ... Claudia
Lee Garlington ... Store Owner
Danny Pudi ... Dr. Rao
Luka Jones ... Patrick
Meagen Fay ... Mrs. Matthews (as Meagan Fay)
Sabrina Lloyd ... Edith
Jeremy Howard ... James
Shae D'lyn ... May
Sterling Beaumon ... Hunter
Jennifer Lafleur ... Marguerite
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mais Bonita See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,484, 7 February 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,186, 23 February 2014
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Trivia

The song during the credits "It Might Be You" was also used in the movie Tootsie. 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: I just don't want to be a virgin anymore, waiting for some fairy tale guy who doesn't exist.
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Connections

References Tootsie (1982) See more »

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Lady Daydream
Written by Eric Cardona, Gabel D'Amico, Udbhav Gupta, Andrea Hernandez, Bryan Ujueta
Performed by Twin Sisters
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Zoe Kazan...
25 May 2017 | by nnomSee all my reviews

...do I need to say more? I feel like that should be enough. Fine. More. Her best movie? No, but I gave it a 9 to offset the mouth breathers (NO NUDITY--SUX)...but, while I feel it's not her best by a long shot, I doubt many others could have pulled off the premise and its attendant consequences. Bonus, John Carroll Lynch (look him up), veteran character actor, is asked for so much more in this film than I've seen asked of him before...and he delivers. There's an intense scene near the end...it's honestly worth the price of admission. Didn't know he had it in him. Watch it. You won't be disappointed.


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