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The Pretty One Reviews

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August 18, 2014
[The script] takes a concept that sounds ludicrous on paper and handles it in an unexpectedly sincere, clever manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 28, 2014
The film is trite on the surface, but through some complex plotting, writer-director Jenée LaMarque slyly incorporates foreboding themes of guilt and delusion that push the farcical elements to the brink.
February 23, 2014
The film has plenty of charm, but not enough to overcome a heaping dose of clichéd whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 22, 2014
Like its lead character, The Pretty One is a little unstable even as its charms are irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 22, 2014
Given its morbid, somewhat clichéd premise, I was pleasantly surprised by "The Pretty One." While no classic, it is both refreshingly quirky and more sensitive than expected.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 21, 2014
The premise of "The Pretty One" may be far-fetched, but it's carried out with sincerity and the results are amusing, ironic, and thoughtful. Here's a small-scale movie that offers a gleam of satisfaction.
February 21, 2014
Outright ridiculous and utterly farfetched.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 20, 2014
The whole movie has a damp, logy texture. It could have used a rewrite or a re-edit just to dry it out.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 20, 2014
What would "The Pretty One" be without Zoe Kazan's pixieish melancholy and offbeat comic timing? Not much.
February 20, 2014
It would take a lot of charm for "The Pretty One" to overcome that creepy premise, but the movie doesn't have it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 20, 2014
"The Pretty One" is a movie with a few touching moments and others that prompt eye rolls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 20, 2014
The Pretty One has a more gruesome premise than most body-switching comedies, but also more heart, mostly due to Zoe Kazan's expressive, vulnerable performance.
February 14, 2014
An unconvincing and unappealing comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 14, 2014
As anyone who saw her at full glow in Ruby Sparks might guess, Zoe Kazan is enough to make the movie worth seeing.
February 12, 2014
Zoe Kazan does an excellent job portraying two separate characters, but The Pretty One is never able to overcome its weak first half which is overloaded with weak story points, lame dialogue, and poorly developed characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 12, 2014
Far too blithe and cheery, yet nowhere near madcap and comic enough, for its potentially powerful switched-twins conceit...
February 11, 2014
"The Pretty One" suffers from excessive, unfocused quirk and a predictable sitcom resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 7, 2014
The Pretty One is too lightweight to justify such a disturbing act of reinvention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2014
Johnson and Kazan quickly establish a chemistry that's cute-quirky rather than annoying-quirky.
February 7, 2014
Zoe Kazan breathes fresh, exciting life into a tried-and-true high concept, playing opposite herself as twentysomething identical twins in "The Pretty One."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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