Comedy - This indie comedy is a big starring showcase for Greta Gerwig, and
while a lower budget film, this is very much a mainstream chick
flick. That said, it does have sexual situations, raunchy humor, and
strong language that earns the film its R rating--and, hence, is
inappropriate for kids.
PROFANITY: 19 F-words; 14 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex and unrelated nudity. VIOLENCE: None. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Marijuana, pills, and frequent alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks, often suggestive; physical gags.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Lola Versus is a pleasant change-of-pace from the louder, more effects-driven box office giants.
NY PostFull Review Above Average It's in this way that 'Lola Versus' - intentionally or not - transcends being just another chick flick and becomes an exploration of a subject that should ring true for just about every female viewer: the relentless narcissism of the friend who makes everything about her.
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Lola (Greta Gerwig), a 29-year-old woman dumped by her longtime boyfriend
(Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before their wedding. With the big 3-0 looming,
she's lost everything only to rediscover herself.
Throwing herself into dating in New York City at almost 30, she turns to her
friend Alice (Zoe Lister-Jones) for advice, crosses the line with her lovelorn
(Hamish Linklater) and fends off the unsolicited advice of her audacious
parents, Robin (Debra
Winger) and Lenny (Bill Pullman). As Lola's well-ordered world dissolves into a
romantic humiliations, professional blunders and alcohol-fueled antics, she
realizes that for the
first time ever, she doesn't know what to do next. Lola struggles to adjust to
life on her own and
slowly begins to realize that she is the only one in control of her fate.