Written and directed by Jenée LaMarque, the dark comedy The Pretty One features Zoe Kazan in a complex, balancing act of a performance as she plays identical twin sisters Laurel and Audrey. The two young women reunite for their birthday, and when tragedy strikes, Laurel, the sweet but painfully awkward sister, finds a chance to reinvent herself with all the confidence, style and independence that Audrey possesses. Check out our exclusive clip as the DVD and Digital HD debuts this week, featuring a confrontation between Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston as they come to blows on Audrey's porch over a misunderstanding.
Audrey (Zoe Kazan) has all of the qualities that her identical twin sister Laurel (Zoe Kazan) wishes she possessed: confidence, style, independence. Alternately, Laurel, sweet but painfully awkward, feels stuck in her life, still living at home, coddling their father and obsessed with the boy next door, for whom she used to babysit. When the sisters reunite for their birthday, tragedy strikes and a fateful mix-up leaves Laurel faced with an opportunity to reinvent herself-and her life-as her beloved sibling.
In a complex, balancing act of a performance, that mixes comedy and drama to riveting effect, TFF-award winner Zoe Kazan plays both sisters. She portrays a dueling mixture of loss and awakening, 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. Jenée LaMarque's first feature film is a funny, quirky tale of identity and the eternal bond between two sisters.