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Looking for Lola (1997)

PG | | Comedy | 31 December 1997 (USA)
Mike lies to his parents about how successful his life is. He meets Lola, a dancer from Mexico, and lies to them that she's his girlfriend. They decide to visit him to meet her, so his friends help him pretend that his lies are true.

Director:

Boaz Davidson (uncredited)

Writers:

Boaz Davidson (story), John Thompson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Kassen ... Mike Greenbaum
Ara Celi ... Lola
Adam Biesk Adam Biesk ... Benny
Vincent Ventresca ... Tony
Michael Kagan Michael Kagan ... Max Greenbaum
Brenda Pickleman ... Doris Greenbaum
Leeza Davidson Leeza Davidson ... Sally Greenbaum
Joe Viterelli ... Salvatore Greco
Tony Perez ... Jose Gomez
Loyda Ramos ... Alma Gomez
Anna Davidson Anna Davidson ... Anna Gomez
Kurt Fuller ... Dr. Gregory Hinson
Nancy Linari ... Selma Hinson
David Purdham ... Perry Monahan
Michelle Azar ... Leanne
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Storyline

Mike lies to his parents about how successful his life is. He meets Lola, a dancer from Mexico, and lies to them that she's his girlfriend. They decide to visit him to meet her, so his friends help him pretend that his lies are true.

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Plot Keywords:

dancing | dancer | writer | nightclub | lie | See All (9) »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sex related material and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

31 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Donuts See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Millennium Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Lola Gomez: First I'm your girlfriend, then your fiancee, now I'm converting. By tomorrow we'll have three kids.
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A modest success.
15 April 2000 | by Hermit C-2See all my reviews

When I saw this film recently on HBO, it was broadcast under the title 'Looking for Lola' rather than 'Macarena.' That was probably a good idea. Why identify your movie with an ephemeral dance fad that was over about the time it began? Besides, movies about recent "popular" dances have been nothing to write home about. (Remember 'The Forbidden Dance?')

This film needed the help. Its familiar story of the unlikely boy/girl couple thrown together and hating/loving each other is rather predictable, and the paths it takes are pretty pedestrian at times. On the other hand, this is a movie that asks for and depends on the good will of its audience, and the writing and characters are likable enough so that one might be willing to indulge it a bit. Unless you are terminally sophisticated, you'll probably have a few laughs at it. Not a hardy recommendation, but at least I give it a "thumbs up."


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