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Cute film. Much better than the American remake, starring Miley Cyrus. Lol, just kidding. This one sucked, too. This tepid piece of crap is crap, regardless of what language is spoken. The actors, if you can call them that, did an okay job. However, their performances couldn't save this mindless drivel. Blame the writer, director, editor, whatever! Someone didn't do their job right and this is what the audience is left with. 1 hour and 43 minutes of teenage melodrama with about as much flavor as a stale windmill cookie! This gets half a star for not starring the talentless Miley Cyrus. At least it has that going for it.
Three trimesters in the lives of a handful of bratty highschoolers and their efforts to have fun despite their constantly interfering parents. A movie pandering to the teen market where all the teachers are foolish and all parents are authoritarian assholes. The lone exception is top-billed Sophie Marceau, mother of main character Lola (or Lol for short, hence part of the unclever title), experiencing the most character development during her efforts to cope with her daughter's rebelliousness, her rekindled physical relationship with her ex-husband, and finding sparks fly after meeting a handsome policeman. She gives her customary compelling layered performance, and to be blunt this would be insufferable without her. Lola is a decent actress too but her Lola is so petty and fickle that it's difficult to summon much sympathy for her. Their contentious relationship is the most interesting facet, especially when parallels are drawn showing that despite the generation gap they are not that different, a screenplay focusing more on that would've been more worthwhile than the usual boyfriend woes and search for a good buzz. Demonstrates a conspicuous love for American culture (and it's still funny hearing speakers of such a beautiful language pronounce "cool") while unreservedly making fun of the English during a field trip to London. Also holds time-capsule worthy distinction as showcasing the worst dude haircuts in movie history - admittedly they are in a band, but still the out-of-control Arctic Monkey scruffiness is already hilariously passe at just 7 years old.
Apparently, once again, I am just too dinosaur to appreciate this kind of bubble-gum coming of age teen/chick flick. A lot of space gotta reserved by having a big star like Sophie Marceau in the movie which, however, also loosens the construction quite a bit.
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