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Lola Versus

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LOLA VERSUS Hamish Linklater as Henry and Greta Gerwig as Lola
Myles Aronowitz

Lola Versus

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
87 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/08/12
performer:
Greta Gerwig, Joel Kinnaman
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures

We gave it a B-

This is the kind of cutely alienated indie relationship comedy that Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls has made irrelevant. Lola (Greta Gerwig), dumped by her fiancé falls into a tailspin of…cozy dating. She allows her menschy friend (Hamish Linklater) to nudge her toward romance. She also keeps seeing her ex-fiancé Joel Kinnaman, a Gen-Y Denis Leary) and gets seduced by a yuppie (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) who sings along with Ani DiFranco during sex (Lola Versus‘ one funny scene). 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. B-