Sunday, August 19, 2012

LOL (2012)

Maybe it's because I've seen and loved the hugely popular original French film from which this was remade, and so I found this version of LOL quite bland. Demi Moore, even more beautiful at this age, glows next to Miley Cyrus, who plays her teenage daughter -- which, while possible, shouldn't be the case. What should've been an eye opener for mothers and daughters instead becomes just another angry teenage movie.

An authentic story that perfectly captures coming of age in today's digital world, LOL is a remake of the hugely popular 2008 French film LOL (Laughing Out Loud). Starting a new year of high school, Lola (Miley Cyrus), (or "Lol," as her friends call her), works to find the right balance between family, school, friends and romance. Broken-hearted by her ex, Lol's world is soon turned upside down when she is surprised to find her best friend, Kyle (Douglas Booth), a musician in an up and coming rock band, could possibly be the love of her life. In her quest towards independence, self-identity and young adulthood, Lol discovers that while Facebook "status" is easy to change; true relationships are worth the effort.