Greta Gerwig sparkles in this offbeat romantic comedy about looking for answers — and finding yourself — in a complicated world.
When 29-year-old Lola (Gerwig) is dumped by her fiancé Luke (Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before the wedding, she embarks on an emotional, year-long adventure of self-discovery filled with love, loss, hilarity and heartache. Guided (and often misguided) by the well-meaning advice of her close friends and eccentric parents, Lola’s chaotic journey en route to the big 3-0 proves that a single tumultuous year can yield the lessons of a lifetime.
**Commentary with Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones
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An extremely smart, exquisitely funny film about finding yourself amid the clang and clutter of contemporary life.
Lola Versus is all Greta all the time, a bonanza for fans and proof that Gerwig's easy offbeat charm, obvious smarts and physical comedy gifts can carry a film.
It's a wonder Gerwig manages to keep the character endearing instead of grating, but she does.
It's funny, sweet, wise and even a little life-affirming.
"Lola Versus" takes the Lego-piece building blocks of a New York City relationship comedy and turns it into something more asymmetrical and ironic and interesting.
A conventionally unconventional romance in the modern mode, a comedy alternating between cute and crude and packing a heaping helping of self-affirmation into its 84 minutes.
It's a sweet little diddle of a movie that doesn't make the mistake of tying everything up in a big bright bow.