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LOL (2006)

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The constant need to be plugged in and connected threatens to crash the real-life operating system of three technologically obsessed twentysomethings in director Joe Swanberg's humorous meditation on the relationship between man and machine in modern society. Tim does computer work for a living, but he also lives for his computer. Unfortunately his inability to snap the lid closed on his laptop is rapidly alienating his girlfriend Ada, who recognizes Tim's apparent inability to communicate with

Aug 28, 2007

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Joe Swanberg -- who directed, edited, lensed, co-wrote and played one of the lovelorn characters -- has done wonders with a nothing budget and a personable cast of nonprofessional actors.

August 25, 2006
New York Post
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The inability to connect in a hyper-wired world is old news given fresh voice in this tragicomic indie about the way we live.

August 22, 2006
New York Times
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The movie is unusually attentive to the ironies of communications technology: Note the subtle but definite awkwardness that creeps into the conversation after a prospective girlfriend casually tells Alex that she only checks her e-mail once a week.

August 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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A somewhat diverting tragicomic low-budget (supposedly made for $3,000) indie.

July 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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[The film] captures relatable 21st-century truths in small, excruciating moments.

August 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

If Kissing On The Mouth wanted to remind us that sex is something that happens in the real world, LOL wants to show us how and why it doesn't.

February 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinematical
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Scruffy, loosely structured and piercingly perceptive about the ways in which technology that supposedly brings people together actually keeps them apart.

August 23, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film has the quality of something tended to by many affectionate hands, a houseplant that blooms slightly more than it sags.

August 17, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

LOL makes a pretty solid case that, despite our being able to reach anybody at any time, most of us still lack the ability to really 'reach' anyone at all.

March 21, 2006 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Swanberg continues to grow as a filmmaker and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.

March 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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