Wednesday, July 17, 2013

LOL (2012)

Number Rolled: 54
Movie Name/Year: LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: Lisa Azuelos
Writer: Lisa Azuelos, Kamir Ainouz
Actors: Jean-Luc Biodeau, Douglas Booth, Vivian Le Borgne, Bridget Brown, Jim Carrane, Miley Cyrus, Sam Derence, Nora Dunn, Lina Esco, Trevor Fahnstrom, George Finn, Gina Gershon, Ashley Greene, Jay Hernandez, Loretta Higgins, Ashley Hinshaw, Thomas Jane, Vichaan Kue, Demi Moore, Austin Nichols, Dennis North

Lola is a typical teenage girl. She expects the next year of her high school life to be amazing. Instead, it starts right off with betrayal. Attempting to get back on her feet after her ex disappoints her, she grows closer to a friend of theirs. Trying to find some way for her family, school and romantic lives to co-exist, while her mother starts dating again, turns out to be rather difficult.

I feel as though this movie was not only geared toward teenagers, but written by one. I have no idea if it’s true, though. I know this movie was based off a French movie by the same name, but I have been unable to locate a reputable source for the writer’s biography. Actually, I couldn’t even find an untrustworthy source or rumors. She (or he) exists, but I just don’t seem to have the skills necessary to find anything out about her (or him). But, I digress. The story is shallow and superficial, like something a teenager would write before they learned more about the world and love.

I really think teenagers would enjoy this film. I don’t believe for a second that I’m the movie’s target demographic, so it’s a little hard for me to pick apart what I didn’t like about the story. The teenagers seemed a bit more vapid and dull that I remember them being back when I was one. It really wasn’t even a full decade ago, so I hope I’m not just forgetting things already.

That being said, I can give you this. I think Miley Cyrus is a better singer than an actress. Take that as you will.

Overall Opinion – 2.5/5

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