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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.


Jenée LaMarque


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





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


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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


[Laurel looking at next door neighbors]
Basel: They're so perfect they seem fake. It's like they're in technicolor or something. I don't know their names so I just call them the Browns.
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Not your average "rom-com".
18 October 2014 | by stewgb88See all my reviews

Not your average "rom-com". I respect that the director made an attempt to steer her image in a different direction. It was awkward at times, but thats not necessarily a bad thing considering Zoe Kazan acts it out well. If I could I would rate it 6.5, but I cannot and I thought that it deserved more credit than a 6. I am personally in love with Kazan so maybe I am being lenient on the movie, but come on how can you not love Ruby Sparks Overall the movie could be a bit weird at times and the concept is hard to wrap your mind around considering she is impersonating her dead sister, but if you don't fall in love with Kazan and Johnson than you should probably go back to watching your Nicolas Sparks films.

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Release Date:

20 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,484, 9 February 2014

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