Lola Versus

Lola Versus

Lola Versus

Rising star Greta Gerwig (Damsels in Distress) is Lola - a nearly-30 New Yorker, abruptly dumped weeks before her wedding, valiantly trying to keep it together as her life unravels.

"Single for the first time in eight years, Lola attempts to rebuild with the help of her friends, sweet and supportive Henry (Hamish Linklater) and no-nonsense chatterbox Alice (co-screenwriter Zoe Lister-Jones), only to find that suddenly navigating the unfriendly waters of dating and relationships makes letting go and moving on much more easily said than done...  Demonstrating how even the best intentions can backfire, Lola is a sympathetic anchor even as she wreaks unintended emotional havoc on her nearest and dearest (including Debra Winger and Bill Pullman as her parents). Sometimes moving on means hitting rock bottom first." (Tribeca Film Festival 2012)

2012USA
ComedyDrama

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Lola Versus / Reviews

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

There's not enough here to support 87 minutes. The best reason to (see it) is that Gerwig is lovable, and she's on the screen a lot.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

(Lola Versus) tries to be a "real" version of a Hollywood romantic comedy and ends up feeling more ersatz than ever.

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

The self-pitying Lola, alas, is only sporadically interesting...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

(A) less than compelling exercise in blinkered observation.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Gerwig singlehanded carries this blithe, generally forgettable story...

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Village Voice

Village Voice

Narratively, it's not a huge shock where the film ultimately goes, but there are a number of fun surprises along the way.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

Ostensibly smarter and more genuine than what flows from the Hollywood rom-com pipeline yet really just as shallow at heart.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

This is the kind of cutely alienated indie relationship comedy that Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls has made irrelevant.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

A Greta Gerwig vehicle that feels like a pilot awaiting pick-up from a network that doesn't exist.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

In spite of its scruffy look and slack pacing, it often rings as false as any of the big, shiny and soft studio rom-coms... of the last decade.

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Variety

Variety

A snappy yet sincere romantic comedy...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Broadly appealing without bowing too deeply to formula.

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