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Director: Daryl Wein Writers: Daryl Wein, Zoe Lister Jones Starring: Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister Jones, Hamish Linklater, Joel Kinnaman Over the last year, talk of the female-driven film has been so ubiquitous that one might expect female leads in every blockbuster. However, in the collection of female led films, there are very few that access an authentic feminine experience. Writer/Director Daryl Wein’s Lola Versus accomplishes this with a cheeky, unique view at how hard it can be just being a girl in the modern world.In the titular role, Greta Gerwig plays the 29 year old Lola, who, dumped by her fiance (Joel Kinnaman) weeks before her wedding, is forced to come to terms with herself and her position in the world. Gerwig is a helping of Chloe Sevigny with a splash of Liz Lemon, and her Lola is a character that many women will identify with: at times vulnerable, »

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