THE PRETTY ONE is a coming of age comedy about identity and a wallflower who finally learns how to break out of her shell. In a balancing act of a performance, Zoe Kazan portrays twins Laurel and Audrey, most poignantly as a relationship blooms with her new neighbor (Jake Johnson). As Laurel begins to slip into the life she has always wanted but never thought was possible, she must decide between continuing her life as Audrey and revealing herself as the perfect fraud. Written and directed by Jenée LaMarque, THE PRETTY ONE explores a story of identity and loss while maintaining a finely calibrated sense of humor. Director LaMarque joins us for an engaging conversation on the tribulations and triumphs of making of her feature film debut.
“Zoe Kazan breathes fresh, exciting life into a tried-and-true high concept, playing opposite herself as twentysomething identical twins in ‘The Pretty One.’” – Chris Lemire, Rogerebert.com
“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.” – Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
“The film is a quiet, tender triumph that leaves you feeling as if you’ve been embraced without you feeling had.” – Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine