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Lola Versus

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Hipster romantic dramedy has some sex, drinking, language.

Movie R 2012 86 minutes
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Gerwig has such an expressive face: When it's doleful, we're sad; when it's happy, we light up. This makes her the perfect lead for LOLA VERSUS, which captures the tumultuous months after a hard break-up. Lola Versus captures a lot of the weirdness and discomfort of the twentysomething years, when everyone's still trying to figure out which road to take and, more important, whether it leads to where they actually want to go.

That said, while Lola understandably aches a lot, Lola Versus is too self-conscious about it. Lister-Jones is awesome, but her character seems like a caricature, her dialogue too on-the-nose rat-a-tat. In fact, nobody except Lola seems clear and crisp. It's OK to ride along on the journey of someone who's lost, but let the audience get to know their fellow passengers beyond the superficial and the cinematically cute.

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