(Getty Images, Fox Searchlight) We had the chance to talk with writer/director Daryl Wein about his newest and highest profile film. Due out June 8th, Lola Versus is a frank look at a young woman dealing with the perfect storm of post-breakup depression and her impending 30th birthday. Greta Gerwig stars as Lola and gives a typically likable and nuanced performance. The film was inspired by Wein's real-life open relationship with co-writer and actress Zoe Lister Jones as he explains...Read Full Story
The Bottom Line Should you see it? No. Why? Shallow and self-aware, Lola Versus contains a fine performance from Greta Gerwig but remains emotionally unspectacular. Caught in the screen-unfriendly world of post-breakup, and pre-thirtysomething female angst, Lola Versus wants to be something much more than it is. Containing a disturbing amount of cheeky hipster dialogue, the film is too self-aware to be what it wants to be: an authentic look at modern women and their realtionships. It is...Read Full Story
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