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Rated R · 89 min. · 2012


After Lola (played by Greta Gerwig, who should know better) has been dumped by her handsome, boring fiancé (a suitably wooden Joel Kinnaman), had rebound affairs with a long-term platonic friend (a likable Hamish Linklater) and a weirdo rollerblader (an almost-funny Ebon Moss-Bachrach)—as well as makeup sex with the ex-fiancé followed by a new breakup—Lola decides that she doesn't want a new man after all. It's time for her to just "do me." What starts as a woman fighting co-dependence ends as an affirmation of narcissism. Too bad Lola isn't very interesting despite living in hippest Brooklyn: There's no evidence she has an interior life that doesn't involve men (we're told she's a grad student in literature, but we never see her crack open a book) or hitting the bars with her sex-starved pal (Zoe Lister-Jones) who cracks relentless Sex and the City-isms.

See our full review: Mumblecore princess Greta Gerwig's latest, <i>Lola Versus</i>, is a misfire

Mumblecore princess Greta Gerwig's latest, Lola Versus, is a misfire

Too bad Lola's messy existence isn't very interesting, even though she lives in hippest Brooklyn. »

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Director: Daryl Wein
Writer: Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister Jones
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Bill Pullman, Debra Winger, Joel Kinnaman, Zoe Lister Jones, Cheyenne Jackson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ray Iannicelli, Maria Dizzia and Hamish Linklater


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