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LOL (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 13 March 2006 (USA)
The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.

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Joe Swanberg

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Swanberg ... Tim
C. Mason Wells C. Mason Wells ... Chris
Kevin Bewersdorf Kevin Bewersdorf ... Alex
Brigid Reagan Brigid Reagan ... Ada
Tipper Newton ... Walter
Greta Gerwig ... Greta
Kate Winterich Kate Winterich ... Tessa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathan Adloff ... Anonymous Internet Girl Watcher
Rebecca Corry ... Herself
Laura Lippert Laura Lippert ... Flirt at Party
Anne Wells Anne Wells
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Storyline

The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Budget:

$3,000 (estimated)
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There's more to LOL than meets the eye.
17 February 2008 | by danielmillar_auSee all my reviews

For a film shot entirely on standard definition video, LOL is surprisingly accessible. In fact, the low quality visuals only seem to add to the ambiance of the film, which deals with the "youtube generation" a group of people whose social interaction relies heavily on the internet and technology. Yes the film is slow, almost boring in parts, but this fact becomes completely forgivable when one realizes that what they are watching is a near accurate representation of real life. Standard Hollywood conventions are ignored and replaced by a truly pioneering cinematic style. The characters infuriate, in the way only real people can. It's like watching a friend self destruct after not getting their way. But how can these characters give or take all they need from relationships, when the very technology that is there to enhance communication, is in fact hindering it. There is no physical sex, the closest thing being the sending back and forth of sexual pictures between mobile phones. The film paints a grim portrait of the way social interaction is heading, becoming more and more distant as we rely more heavily on technology. Although the film is probably only relevant to a certain narrow demographic, the filmmakers certainly have their fingers on the pulse of that culture.


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