Lola Versus DVD Review
Title: Lola Versus
Release Date: September 11, 2012
About the Movie:
Greta Gerwig sparkles in this offbeat romantic comedy about looking for answers – and finding yourself – in a complicated world. When 29-year-old Lola (Gerwig) is dumped by her fiancé Luke Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before the wedding, she embarks on an emotional, year-long adventure of self-discovery filled with love, loss, hilarity and heartache. Guided (and often misguided) by the well-meaning advice of her close friends and eccentric parents, Lola’s chaotic journey en route to the big 3-0 proves that a single tumultuous year can yield the lessons of a lifetime.
I went into Lola Versus with high hopes. I normally love romantic comedies, but Lola Versus was hard for me to watch. In fact, I couldn’t even watch the whole thing and turned it off about 3/4 of the way through because it bored me to tears.
It starts out with some promise where Lola and her boyfriend get engaged and are really excited to be getting married. Lola goes dress shopping and starts to plan the wedding. One day she comes home and finds her fiance sitting on the couch in a daze. He breaks up with her and calls off the wedding. The next scene is Lola in a major funk lying on her living room floor and her girlfriend is feeding her potato chips telling her it will be ok. I know breaking up is hard to do. I’ve been there. It’s a depressing situation to be in and in this case, it was depressing to even watch.
The movie continues on with Lola still in a major funk as she attempts to get her life back. She goes out to a bar with her friend and has to leave almost immediately though because its too stressful for her. Then she has a series of hookups with men- one of them being her close guy friend. It was just really awkward to watch.
Maybe I should have, but I didn’t even feel sorry for her. I couldn’t connect with her and her whining about turning 30 drove me nuts. I don’t remember anyone I know or even myself making a HUGE deal about turning 30. So what? She was just so whiny and totally lost my interest. It got to the point that I didn’t care how it ended and shut it off.
I would like to see Greta Gerwig (who played Lola) in a better part (and in a better movie) because she IS a good actress. Lola Versus was not the movie for me, but that’s just my opinion. It might be a good fit for another person.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.