The Pretty One Reviews

August 29, 2019
An enjoyable distraction that's thankfully not afraid to be a bit more adult about matters of sexual attraction.
December 4, 2018
The Pretty One serves as director Jenée LaMarque's directorial debut, and while her style isn't revolutionary, it is a fun movie.
December 4, 2018
One of those films with such a rich premise, you can't believe it hasn't been made before, yet you sure believe it could've only been made by LaMarque.
August 18, 2014
[The script] takes a concept that sounds ludicrous on paper and handles it in an unexpectedly sincere, clever manner.
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 22, 2014
Like its lead character, The Pretty One is a little unstable even as its charms are irresistible.
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.
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 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
As anyone who saw her at full glow in Ruby Sparks might guess, Zoe Kazan is enough to make the movie worth seeing.
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."
February 6, 2014
This small indie comes close to perfection....intuitive, sometimes funny and sometimes poignant...thoroughly rewarding.
February 4, 2014
Kazan holds together a decent coming-of-age script that's emotionally sincere if tonally unfocused.
February 2, 2014
The identity crisis could have been more convincing if Zoe Kazan had Zoe Deschanel's charm.
February 2, 2014
The film is a quiet, tender triumph that leaves you feeling as if you've been embraced without you feeling had.
April 24, 2013
Writer/director LaMarque...has a confident voice and she's a lovely new discovery...She pulls some amazing performances out of these actors and has a real sense for mood, tone and style...