What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Lola Versus is an indie dramedy that focuses on the lives of a 29-year-old who was left at the altar and her friends. They're all single, many are looking for love, and their love lives and sex lives are explored. A handful of scenes portray characters hooking up; there's plenty of making out and some grinding, but no nudity aside from bare backs and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it glimpse of a naked backside. Characters also swear ("s--t," "f--k," etc.), drink (sometimes to the point of inebriation), smoke pot, and quarrel.
- Families can talk about how Lola Versus' twentysomething characters are depicted. Why do their romantic relationships seem fluid and confusing? Is this realistic or an exaggeration?
- Does the movie deal with Lola's break-up in typical Hollywood fashion? What is it saying about the event?
- Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships, as well as the real-life consequences of both drinking and drug use.