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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

2 stars

It was all right. It was kind of boring and slow paced and was lacking some overall charm or more character development. I thought Greta Gerwig was absolutely fantastic and I think she has a great career in her future. I also like Hamish and thought he was a pretty likable dude. Bill Pullman and Debra Winger did all right, although it was nothing special. Zoe Lister Jones gets on my nerves. Joel Kinnaman was very average. He seems like the kind of guy that belongs on the CW. I think this could have been better if they developed everyone a bit more. Or something. Celeste and Jesse Forever kind of dealt with similar themes and I thought it was much better than this.

- mrbicklethepickle, Friday, February 8, 2013