LOLA VERSUS

Battling Personal Responsibility and Traditional Values

Content -2
Quality
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Language        
Violence        
Sex        
Nudity        

Release Date: June 08, 2012

Starring: ** Battling Personal
Responsibility and Traditional
Values

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 87 minutes

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures/News
Corp.

Director: Daryl Wein

Executive Producer: Philip Moross

Producer: Jocelyn Hayes, Michael London,
Janice Williams

Writer: Daryl Wein, Zoe Lister-Jones

Address Comments To:

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman/CEO, News Corp.
Chase Carey, President/COO, News Corp.
Stephen Gilula, President/COO and Nancy Utley, President/COO
Fox Searchlight Pictures
A division of Fox, Inc. and News Corp.
10201 West Pico Blvd., Bldg. 38
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000; Fax: (310) 369-2359
Website: www.foxsearchlight.com

Content:

(RoRoRo, B, LLL, SS, NN, AA, DD, MM) Very strong Romantic worldview that doesn’t overtly condemn sexual promiscuity but shows the emotional consequences and confusion caused by such behavior; at least 40 obscenities and profanities plus some crude dialogue; no violence; strong sexual content includes three sex scenes with different man each time and some crude sexual dialogue, including discussion about male private parts and heroine’s best friend and own father encourage her to get some sexual “experience”; rear male nudity during sex scene; alcohol use in several scenes as well as comically portrayed drunkenness and hangovers in a couple scenes; marijuana use depicted in a positive manner; and, cheating, bad parental advice, and loose morality depicted.


Summary:

LOLA VERSUS is a low-key, character-driven romantic comedy that follows the romantic escapades of a New York City woman in her late 20s after her longtime boyfriend breaks up with her. Ultimately, LOLA VERSUS is too slight a film to merit high praise. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for adults because of the movie’s lewd content.


Review:

LOLA VERSUS is a low-key, character-driven romantic comedy with a highly Romantic worldview. It follows the romantic and sexual escapades of a New York City woman in her late 20s after her longtime boyfriend breaks up with her. LOLA VERSUS never explicitly condemns promiscuity, yet shows the emotional consequences and confusion caused by such behavior.
The story in LOLA VERSUS is rather simple. The movie shows Lola happy with her job, her boyfriend (soon to be fiancé), and her life in general, including her relatively positive relationship with her parents. Then one day, without explanation, Lola’s fiancé dumps her, and she’s uncertain how to live life without him. He’s been her only sexual partner ever, so her best friend and even her parents tell Lola go meet and sleep with other men. She personally expresses a desire to have only a meaningful relationship. She also fears STDs, but the pressure from her own parents causes her to relent.
Lola winds up having an one night stand with an odd man she meets at a fish shop. She also embarks on a fling with her ex’s best friend. Ultimately, none of these new sexual experiences make her happier, so she finally opts to be just on her own for a while.
In showing all this, LOLA VERSUS shows a surprising amount of reflection compared to most other romantic comedies where premarital sex is just fine and without consequence. LOLA VERSUS doesn’t overtly condemn sexual promiscuity, but shows the emotional consequences and confusion caused by such behavior. Thus, despite its other moral shortcomings, LOLA VERSUS deserves some minor credit for being at least partially astute and honest. However, it does have a significant amount of crude language.
Ultimately, LOLA VERSUS is too slight a movie to merit high praise. It’s simple and slightly pleasant, but largely fluff that can easily be seen on DVD in a few months instead of the theater. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for adults.


In Brief:

LOLA VERSUS is a low-key, character-driven romantic comedy for adults. Rated R, it follows the romantic escapades of a New York City woman in her late 20s after her longtime boyfriend breaks up with her. Lola’s best friend and even her parents tell her to go sleep with other men. She personally expresses a desire for only meaningful relationships. She also fears STDs, but the pressure from her own parents causes her to relent. Lola winds up having an one night stand with an odd man she meets at a fish shop. She also embarks on a fling with her ex’s best friend. Ultimately, none of these new experiences make her happier. So, Lola finally opts to be just on her own for a while.
LOLA VERSUS doesn’t overtly condemn sexual promiscuity but does show the emotional consequences and confusion caused by such behavior. Thus, despite its other moral shortcomings, LOLA VERSUS deserves some minor credit for being at least partially astute and honest. However, it has a significant amount of crude language. Ultimately, LOLA VERSUS is too slight a film to merit high praise. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for adults.