Indie Snapshot: The Pretty One

by Ethan Alter February 7, 2014 6:00 am
Indie Snapshot: <i>The Pretty One</i>

When an actor hits it big on a TV series, he or she oftentimes tries to parlay that success into an A-list feature film career, following in the illustrious footsteps of George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston and Tina Fey. So it's been interesting to see how breakout New Girl star Jake Johnson has so far used his increased visibility to become a major player not in Hollywood, but Indiewood. He started off by stealing scenes in the offbeat low-budget Aubrey Plaza vehicle Safety Not Guaranteed and then went toe-to-toe with a rejuvenated Olivia Wilde in Joe Swanberg's more polished mumblecore talkathon, Drinking Buddies last year. Now he's the leading man in the romantic comedy The Pretty One, which boasts a high-concept, studio-ready premise that's been translated into the indie realm. That means that the film goes for quirky comedy over big laughs, features a soundtrack filled with indie rock instead of Top 40 pop and stars Zoe Kazan instead of Zooey Deschanel.

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