Lola Versus


Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

Lola Versus
"Essentially, this is Gerwig's natural charm versus her character and script's lack of it."

Released in the UK as a spot of counter-programming to The Dark Knight - a move that suggests Twentieth Century Fox don't have a great deal of faith in it as an audience winner in a quieter week - Lola Versus' one saving grace is Greta Gerwig, who really deserves to be getting better, more grown up material at this point in her career.

She plays the eponymous, self-obsessed heroine who, after splitting up with her beau, spends the rest of the runtime learning that you don't need a man to make you happy. Essentially, this is Gerwig's natural charm versus her character and script's lack of it.

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I wrote more about the film - and US indie romcom's unhealthy preoccupation with the quirky and the cynical - out at Tribeca Film Festival.

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2012
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A woman on the cusp of 30 tries to come to terms with being dumped by her fiance.
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Director: Daryl Wein

Writer: Daryl Wein, Zoe Lister Jones

Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Debra Winger, Bill Pullman, Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister Jones, Hamish Linklater, Cheyenne Jackson, Maria Dizzia, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jay Pharoah, Ray Iannicelli, Rob Yang, Victor Cruz, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Kathryn Kates

Year: 2012

Runtime: 87 minutes

BBFC: 15 - Age Restricted

Country: US


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