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LOL (2008)

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A mother and daughter find themselves dealing with surprisingly similar romantic difficulties in this light-hearted French comedy. Lola (Christa Theret) is a pretty fourteen-year-old girl living with her mother Anne (Sophie Marceau), who is divorced from Alain (Alexandre Astier), Lola's dad. Young Lola has been taking her first steps into teenage romance, and has been dating a boy from her class named Arthur (Felix Moati), but when she decides to break things off with him, the situation becomes tense after Lola starts seeing his close friend Mael (Jeremy Kapone). Meanwhile, as a typical child of divorce Lola likes to play her mother and father against each other for her own advantage, but what she doesn't know is that Anne and Alain have begun dating again on the sly. Written and directed by Lisa Azuelos, Lol features music from Supergrass, Blur, Keane and Junesex.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy
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Studio:
Pathé Productions

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Cast

Marion Chabassol
as Charlotte
Émile Bertherat
as Paul-Henri
Félix Moati
as Arthur
Lou Lesage
as Stéphane
Jade Rose Parker
as Isabelle de Peyrefitte
Francoise Fabian
as Anne's mother
Adèle Choubard
as Provence
Warren Guetta
as David Levy
Christophe Bourseiller
as Monsieur Gerbère
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Critic Reviews for LOL

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

Jaw-droppingly handsome cast, laugh-out-loud moments aplenty and a finely sketched, more serious undertow should make this third feature by Gallic helmer Lisa Azuelos a big hit in Gaul.

Full Review… | December 8, 2008
Variety
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Audience Reviews for LOL

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.

Sosa Minosa
Sosa Minosa
½

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.

Doctor Strangeblog
Doctor Strangeblog

Super Reviewer

½

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.

WS Wu
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