2014 is going to be the year of the doubles, it seems. Jake Gyllenhaal will met himself in “Enemy,” and so too will Jesse Eisenberg in “The Double,” but first up will be “The Pretty One” in which Zoe Kazan‘s duplicate isn’t a doppelganger, but her sister.
Co-starring Jake Johnson, and written and directed by Jenée LaMarque, the story follows Laurel, who assumes the identity of her “prettier” twin Audrey after she dies in an accident, and moves into her apartment in the big city. Her neighbour happens to Jake Johnson, and of course she winds up falling for him, but it will force her to want to reveal the truth about who she really is. And while that might sound a bit hokey and contrived on paper, in execution it’s something we called “engaging and sweet” with “some amazing performances” and “a real sense for mood, tone and style,” when we saw it last year at the Tribeca Film Festival.
So track this one down when it opens in limited release on February 7th. Watch below. [Slashfilm]