Lola Versus 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… Lola Versus 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… 2012-06-08 R PT87M Greta Gerwig Joel Kinnaman Fox Searchlight Pictures
Movie Review

Lola Versus (2012)

MPAA Rating: R
LOLA VERSUS Hamish Linklater as Henry and Greta Gerwig as Lola
Image credit: Myles Aronowitz
LOLA VERSUS Hamish Linklater as Henry and Greta Gerwig as Lola
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Jun 08, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 87 Minutes; With: Greta Gerwig and Joel Kinnaman; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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-

Originally posted Jun 06, 2012 Published in issue #1211 Jun 15, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Jan 25 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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2.
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3.
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4.
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5.
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$7.6 3 $76.1 B-
6.
The Imitation Game
Weinstein Co.
$7.1 9 $60.6 B+
7.
Strange Magic
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$5.5 1 $5.5 NA
8.
Selma
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$5.5 5 $39.2 A
9.
Mortdecai
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$4.1 1 $4.1 C-
10.
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$3.9 5 $121.5 B-
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