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Review: Tragedy and romance play Twister in 'The Pretty One'
Review: Tragedy and romance play Twister in 'The Pretty One'

What would "The Pretty One" be without Zoe Kazan's pixieish melancholy and offbeat comic timing? Not much. In writer-director Jenée LaMarque's twee indie, Kazan does double duty, playing mousy rural Laurel, who lives with her parents, as well as sister Audrey, the popular one with the big city job and boyfriend (Ron Livingston). After a car accident kills Audrey and briefly gives Laurel amnesia, the wallflower takes advantage of the identity confusion and claims to be Audrey, adopting her sister's life as a kind of instant — albeit psychologically fraught — personality injection. The high-wire act LaMarque attempts is a kind of adorkable identity...

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