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Lola Versus Review

Movies.com Critics

3.5

Grae Drake Profile

When the irony hits your eye like a big pizza pie... Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    49

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    Convincing in its depiction of late-20s romantic anxiety (if not of that age bracket's real estate realities), it is broadly appealing without bowing too deeply to formula.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Gerwig is adorable, but that's both good and bad, as the movie can't stop cuing us to see that Lola's winsomeness will rescue her.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Gerwig transforms the ordinary screenplay into something that is by turns charming, touching, and funny.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 16+

Hipster romantic dramedy has some sex, drinking, language.

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.

The good stuff
  • message true3

    Messages: The main take away is that you can't love someone without loving yourself -- and, equally important, that you can't love yourself without learning how to love others. Also, good friends see you through the worst of times and enjoy, with you, the best of times. But you have to know how to be a great friend.

  • rolemodels true3

    Role models: Lola and Alice are best friends and speak to each other with honesty and compassion.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Some yelling.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Some scenes show couples in the middle of sex (lots of kissing and moaning), though there's little nudity beyond bare backs and a super-quick glimpse of a backside. Lots of making out; some grinding.

  • language false4

    Language: Strong language includes "f--k," "s--t," and "d--k."

  • consumerism false2

    Consumerism: Brands mentioned or spotted include the iPhone, Amsale, Lundberg, Kahlua, and Six Flags.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false4

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters smoke weed and drink often, sometimes to total inebriation. In one scene, a woman winds up in a strip club, drunk out of her mind.

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