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The Pretty One (2013)

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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
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Cast

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

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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

Basel: What do you think, if you show me how you feel, I'm not gonna like you?
Laurel: Yeah, maybe.
Basel: Really? This isn't gonna last if it's like that. If this is real, we gotta tell each other the bad stuff. And if this isn't real, if this is just my kind of imagination... then I wanna know now.
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References Tootsie (1982) See more »

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Low On Memory
Written by Mike Andrews
Performed by Mike Andrews
Courtesy of Everloving Records
By Arrangement with Silver Side Productions
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26 November 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It's kind tough to say that, unless you are talking about the beauty inside of course. Talking about deciding the pretty one in twins that is. In this case it seems to be important who is who. The main actress does a great job conveying two different characters and "playing" both parts sort of. The inciting incident happens quite early, so most of you will already know why it's going to be tough for one of them to live their life in the "shadow" of the other.

Being in someone else's shoes or just trying to imagine how that would be like is different. You might think that someone else's life is easy and great, but you never know until you experience it. Though if you do the deceiving factor might be that big, that there is no escape from that. Nice drama with good actors then


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