LOL (Laughing Out Loud)
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About the Movie
LOL? It means "laughing out loud" in text language. It is also the name that Lola's friends have given her. However, when it is time to go back to school after summer break, Lola doesn't feel much like laughing. Arthur, her boyfriend, provokes her by telling her that he cheated on her over the summer. And her gang of pals is very gifted at complicating matters. Just like her mother, Anne, with whom life has become impossible, and not only because she has no idea what LOL means. That her parents have divorced is one thing, but that Anne treats her teenage daughter like a child, by lying to her about basic things - like the fact that she is still seeing her ex-partner on the sly, or that a cop is interested in her - is another. As for Anne, she wonders what on earth has happened to her sweet little daughter. From fusion to confusion, mother-daughter relationships simmer with love and plenty of LOL.
I first saw this movie in German, and I really enjoyed watching it. It is nothing like American movies.
This really was a great movie, and although I was inspired to watch it by the upcoming Miley Cyrus remake, it really stands on its own and I think it's become one of my favorite movies. French is my first language so I was able to watch it in the original language without any subtitle hassles, which is really the best way to watch it if you can help it. It has such a distinctly French air but at the same time it's really sort of happy-making in the way that American coming-of-age movies usually are. Sophie Marceau and Christa Theret are wonderful. Highly, highly recommended!
This movie is by far one of the worst movies I have seen in a long time. The plot is so wishy-washy I can't believe I had to sit through this torture for a college course. Thank god we had to write a paper about how this film fails in multiple elements of film making!!! I would not recommend this movie to anyone who doesn't have to watch it for the purpose of writing a paper like I did! I wish I could have the time I spent watching it credited back to my lifetime account.....
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2009
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