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Lola Versus -- Dumped by her boyfriend just three weeks before their wedding, Lola enlists her close friends for a series of adventures she hopes will help her come to terms with approaching 30 as a single woman.

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Director:
Writers:
Zoe Lister Jones (written by) &
Daryl Wein (written by)
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Release Date:
8 June 2012 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Lola vs. Sex, Love, Lola, The World.
Plot:
Dumped by her boyfriend just three weeks before their wedding, Lola enlists her close friends for a series of adventures she hopes will help her come to terms with approaching 30 as a single woman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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(227 articles)
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Cast

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Greta Gerwig ... Lola

Joel Kinnaman ... Luke

Zoe Lister Jones ... Alice (as Zoe Lister-Jones)

Hamish Linklater ... Henry

Bill Pullman ... Lenny

Debra Winger ... Robin

Maria Dizzia ... Woman Subletter

Jonathan Sale ... Fantasy Bar Guy

Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Nick (as Ebon Moss Bachrach)

Adriane Lenox ... Professor

Ray Iannicelli ... Man at Restaurant

Kathryn Kates ... Woman at Restaurant

Jay Pharoah ... Randy

Cheyenne Jackson ... Roger
Kena Onyenjekwe ... Henry's Band (as Kena Anae)
Jeanine Moss ... Henry's Band

Micah Parker ... Henry's Band (as Micah Joe Parker)

Parisa Fitz-Henley ... Peggy

Bill Kocis ... Hypnotist

Izzy Ruiz ... Strip Club Man No. 1
John Tobias ... Strip Club Man No. 2

Victor Cruz ... Bodega Owner
Sándor Técsy ... Platza Man (as Sandor Tecsy)

Rob Yang ... Student
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Franco Bulaon ... Man in Happy Couple (uncredited)

Athos Cakiades ... Party Goer (voice) (uncredited)
Nikki Casseri ... Jamie Dahl - off broadway performer (uncredited)

Dina Cataldi ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Omar Hernandez ... Club Manager (uncredited)
Tony Kost ... Russian Steambather (uncredited)
Anne Senelly Kyle ... Older Lola (uncredited)

Mark J. Parker ... Party Friend (uncredited)

Nicole Roderick ... Casey (uncredited)
Jen Snow ... Herself - Russ & Daughters (uncredited)

William Henderson White ... Pratt Institute Professor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Daryl Wein 
 
Writing credits
Zoe Lister Jones (written by) &
Daryl Wein (written by)

Produced by
Jocelyn Hayes .... producer
Michael London .... producer
Philip Moross .... executive producer
Matthew Myers .... co-producer
Jonathan Starch .... associate producer
Janice Williams .... producer
 
Original Music by
Will Bates (co-composer)
Phil Mossman (co-composer)
Fall On Your Sword 
 
Cinematography by
Jakob Ihre 
 
Film Editing by
Suzy Elmiger 
Susan Littenberg 
 
Casting by
Jessica Kelly 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
Teresa Mastropierro 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Baran 
 
Set Decoration by
Sheila Bock 
 
Costume Design by
Jenny Gering 
 
Makeup Department
Chris Clark .... hair department head
J. Jared Janas .... wigmaker
Michelle Kearns .... key makeup artist
Barbara Lacy .... makeup department head
Jennifer Serio Stauffer .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Tai Burkholder .... production supervisor
Stuart Macphee .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas K. Lee .... second assistant director
Brendan C. Lynch .... second second assistant director: cover
Jonathan Starch .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jamie Arbuckle .... on-set dresser
Jeremy L. Balon .... property master
Kevin L. Bright .... construction grip (as Kevin Bright)
Leonard John Bruno .... art department coordinator
Michael Consolmagno .... additional set dresser
Thomas Costabile .... construction coordinator (as Tom Costabile)
Gerard V. Engrassia .... leadman (as Gerard Engrassia)
Dennis Farrell .... additional set dresser
Fern Gnesin .... additional set dresser
Liza Grant .... art pa
Eugene Hitt .... set dresser
Lou Lotto .... construction production assistant
Yvonne Mojica .... graphic artist
Daniel Neroda .... additional set dresser
Brian Pearson .... carpenter foreman
Benny Rappa .... scenic artist
Rob Schmitt .... key construction grip (as Robert W. Schmitt)
Cliff Schorr .... scenic artist
Thomas M. Southern .... charge scenic
Charlotte Taylor .... art department production assistant
Joanna Tillman .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Andrea Bella .... sound effects editor
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer
Dan Edelstein .... adr editor
Michael Feuser .... dialogue editor
Michael Feuser .... supervising sound editor
Max Greene .... adr recordist
Jason Harris .... adr loop group director
Sondra James .... adr loop group director
Perry Levy .... foley recordist
Kym Lukacs .... sound intern
Teferra McKenzie .... boom operator
James Nichols .... Dolby engineer
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer
Bobby Roelofs .... boom operator
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... adr assistant
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Richard Nehmad .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Dan Brosnan .... assistant camera
Mark Cyr .... video/computer playback engineer
David Flanigan .... first assistant camera
Tommy Kerwick Jr. .... dolly grip
Tom Kerwick .... key grip
Alison Mayer .... camera intern
Jim McCullagh .... gaffer
John C. Walker .... additional second assistant camera
Daniel Wallenstein .... additional grip
Nick Donnoli .... camera department intern (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jolanda Anthony .... extras casting associate
Erin Darke .... casting assistant
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arlynn Abseck .... wardrobe supervisor
Zoe Buck .... costume production assistant
Jennifer Elfanbaum .... costume intern
Jenny Elfanbaum .... costume intern
Rick Johnson .... costume intern
Jessie Kanelos .... costume production assistant
Sarah Lind .... costume production assistant
Cheryl Lovett .... seamstress
Courtney McClain .... assistant costume designer
Annie Pemberton .... shopper
Terry Perry .... wardrobe
Aaron Saucier .... costume production assistant
Carol Sneed .... costume intern
Tina Ulee .... key set costumer
Kelsey Taylor Weireter .... costume coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Cristina Esteras-Ortiz .... dailies producer
Cristina Esteras-Ortiz .... digital intermediate producer
Ben Perez .... digital intermediate colorist
Debra L. Tennant .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Lucy Alper .... original music coordinator
Will Bates .... composer: additional music
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor (temp score)
Laura Katz .... music clearance and licensing
Daniel Pinder .... music editor
E. Gedney Webb .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Jesse Getchell .... set decoration driver
 
Other crew
Lina Albelo .... background production assistant
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Elizabeth A. Bergman .... post production accountant
Stephanie Blackwood .... production coordinator
Susan Bliss .... Post Production Scripts
Cynthia Chou .... production secretary
Wendy Cohen .... production resources
Emma Cooper .... unit publicist
Christina Cortez .... production assistant
Sarah Crofts .... location scout
Charlie Dibe .... production coordinator
Sue Ellen .... production representative
Erin Feeley .... script supervisor
Rodney 'Okai' Fleurimont .... location assistant
Karen Gehres .... epk producer
Dave Ginsberg .... assistant location manager
Dee Dee Katchen .... additional production assistant
Allison Korrey .... assistant to producer
Katie Kramer .... production assistant
Rosalind Lapin .... post-production attorney (as Rosalind Read)
Mia Lidofsky .... staff production assistant: first team
Samantha Lowe .... assistant publicist
Brendan C. Lynch .... key staff production assistant
Jess Magee .... assistant location manager
Chris Miskiewicz .... stand-in
Shary Shirazi .... assistant to Mr. London
Perri Silver .... office intern
Perri Silver .... production intern
Kathy Sperduto .... animal handler
David Benjamin Sporn .... office intern
Hayley Stahl .... office production assistant
Karen Teune .... personal assistant to cast
Greg Wason .... production assistant
Steven Weisberg .... location manager
Claire Wiegand .... craft service
Nick Wiesner .... director assistant
Michael D. Nes .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, sexuality and drug use
Runtime:
87 min
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Trivia:
The film's title is a nod to Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, the eighth studio album by British rock band The Kinks, recorded and released in 1970.See more »
Quotes:
Lola:If it's any consolation, his dick was so big it hurt my back!
Henry:Oh, he has a bigger dick than me too? No, that is a consolation. You should go into the greeting card business. 'Sorry I cheated on you. P.S. your dick is smaller!'
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Soundtrack:
Flower GunSee more »

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28 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Lola Versus Bad Ratings, 13 September 2012
Author: Eleni from Greece

A 4.6 rating average? Why? What was so bad about this movie? I read the other reviews to see whether there was something I missed... Nope. Some of the other reviewers don't even have the characters' names straight. And I concluded that most of them didn't get the movie at all. I sincerely hope they didn't get it because they've never been through anything similar. So I decided to write a review of my own, and praise this highly underrated movie.

Lola is at a high-point in her life. She lives in New York City, she is working on her PhD thesis, and she is about to marry her dreamy-looking boyfriend of years. If it seems too good to be true it probably is. When the above-mentioned boyfriend gets cold feet and dumps her, everything comes crumbling down. She cries, comfort-eats, sleeps on the floor and goes to school looking like a zombie. She employs her two best friends, Alice and Henry, to help her get out of this funk. Things get complicated in the process though, mostly due to her feeling confused and ambivalent... Enter the classic coming-of-age, finding yourself stuff, the "choosing to be alive" as Lola phrases it. Sprinkled with some hilarious spot-on bits of dialogue, usually from Alice (Zoe Lister Jones), the friend who's there mainly for the comic-relief, and does excellent in it I might add.

I have to agree here with some of the negative critique. Yes, it is difficult to feel sorry for Lola when she lives in a beautiful New York apartment, walks around in cute little skirts and high heels looking gorgeous, continues to look gorgeous despite all the comfort-eating, and sleeps with three different guys in the course of an 87 min movie. True that. However, the emotional turmoil, obsessive thinking, failing to accept reality, and all those feelings that follow a heartbreak were there, mindfully portrayed. Greta Gerwig was an ideal choice for the part, since she evokes this next-door-girl quality that makes it easy for the audience to sympathize and identify with her. I also found her little flaws of the "wholesome" diet and the cleansing potion thermos super funny!

At parts of the movie I could guess what the next line was going to be, and not because it was predictable; because it was genuine and it felt real.

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