“Lola Versus” which was released today on DVD by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. It’s a coming of age sort of movie that many may relate to. Here is a little bit about the film….
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’ll be honest…I’d never heard of the movie before I was given the opportunity to review it. That is a good thing sometimes because I won’t come into it with preconceived notions. I liked the movie overall. There were parts that were a little “out there” for me but I think that was done intentionally by the producers. There were also a few parts of the movie, including the multiple sexual partners and pot smoking, that I morally disagreed with. Of course, that was to be expected in a rated R movie.
The main idea behind the “Lola Versus” is what kept me interested though. Greta, who seemed to put her whole self into her fiance, is suddenly on her own and trying to figure out who she is. I think many people, especially women nearing their 30th birthday, can relate to this situation. It takes the whole movie but Greta finally discovers exactly what it is that will make her happy. Isn’t that what we’re all looking for after all?
I received a copy of this DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.