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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

Script was included on the 2011 Blacklist of Best Unproduced Screenplays of the Year. 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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Featured in Romantic Comedy (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Enough To Have a Broken Heart
Written by Thelma Blackmon
Performed by Judy Lunn
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Masters
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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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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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