Audrey has all of the qualities that her twin sister Laurel wishes she possessed: confidence, style, independence. When tragedy strikes, Laurel has the opportunity to reinvent herself. In a complex performance, Zoe Kazan poignantly captures Laurel’s complex mix of loss and awakening, especially as she begins a new relationship with her neighbor (Jake Johnson). Jenée LaMarque’s first feature film is a quirky, lovely tale of identity and the eternal bond between two sisters.
“The Pretty One” stars Zoe Kazan as a pair of twins, one mousy and insecure, the other vivacious. When the popular twin dies in a car accident, her sister decides to assume her identity.
2014-02-06 | A. O. SCOTT | Read the New York Times Review of The Pretty One