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Lola Versus

comedy, romance


Greta Gerwig sparkles in this offbeat romantic comedy about looking for answersand finding yourselfin a complicated world.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    35%
  • Audience Score
    30%

common sense

ON for kids age 16
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
4 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

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.

what families can talk about

  • 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.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    35%
    reviews counted: 1
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  • Audience

    30%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: A movie that aspires to be deep but never gets out of the shallows even with a wonderful actress in the lead...

- Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, Thursday, June 7, 2012

Audience Reviews

4 stars

With Lola Versus we have the antidote to all the horrible break up/chick flick films, generally staring Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker or Jennifer Lopez etc etc. It's a very welcome change of pace although I think maybe people have taken it the wrong way. It is a very modern and actually quite relevant exercise at poking fun at moping self indulgent City folk and also a look at what is best in all its ordinary and boring splendour. It's a bit Woody Allen, a bit Altman and 100% New York. Much like the TV show Girls, it's part of the new wave of comedy fronted by the ladies, who prove that they can be funny after all. People aren't defined by their sex, stereotypes aren't simplified or exaggerated and on the few occasions they are, they are pointed out sarcastically. I can see how not everyone will be converted but I think Greta Gerwig is a perfect leader in this revolution. Oh, and it's very funny. More please.

- SirPant, Friday, October 18, 2013

4 stars

With Lola Versus we have the antidote to all the horrible break up/chick flick films, generally staring Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker or Jennifer Lopez etc etc. It's a very welcome change of pace although I think maybe people have taken it the wrong way. It is a very modern and actually quite relevant exercise at poking fun at moping self indulgent City folk and also a look at what is best in all its ordinary and boring splendour. It's a bit Woody Allen, a bit Altman and 100% New York. Much like the TV show Girls, it's part of the new wave of comedy fronted by the ladies, who prove that they can be funny after all. People aren't defined by their sex, stereotypes aren't simplified or exaggerated and on the few occasions they are, they are pointed out sarcastically. I can see how not everyone will be converted but I think Greta Gerwig is a perfect leader in this revolution. Oh, and it's very funny. More please.

- SirPant, Friday, October 18, 2013

3 stars

Wasn't perfect, and a little slow in places, but likeable cast make this an enjoyable chick flick.

- romy861, Tuesday, April 9, 2013