Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"LOLA VERSUS": MOVIE REVIEW


Still from Lola Versus
Out-of-nowhere comes a Comedy with no shortage of short of charm and wit in Daryl Wein's Lola Versus. Centering around 29-year-old Lola (Greta Gerwig) who gets dumped by her Fiance Luke (Joel Kinnaman), we join her in the coping process with the help of her Friends in this her Saturn Rising.  As we see Lola take liberties with her life never known before to her, we too become a part of her road to Self-Discovery and nobody makes blunders look as reasonable as she.

Gerwig is an exciting new Talent and although she has been selective with her choices thus far opting for complex and quirky roles, Lola Versus raises her profile, stamping her as one of the more likable and relatable Actresses of her Generation, carrying much of the weight here on her own. 

A soon-to-be-RoboCop Star Kinnaman shows us a softer side here, never falling into the all-too-common trap of being that villainous Ex-Boyfriend. Instead he brings a Human aspect to his Role and an authentic sincerity which embodies many of the gray areas of Love in reality.  Whitney Star Zoe Lister Jones as always is fun and quick with the laughs as Lola's Best Friend Alice, serving triple duty as Executive Producer and Writer too.

Fox Searchlight releases Lola Versus on Friday, June 15, 2012.  A Chick Flick for the higher-minded.

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