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Monday, July 30, 2012
Mature thematic content involving teen sexuality and drug and alcohol use, and for language
Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Jay Hernandez, Ashley Greene, Thomas Jane, Douglas Booth, Marlo Thomas, Nora Dunn, Ashley Hinshaw, Fisher Stevens, Gina Gershon, Lina Esco
Lisa Azuelos, Kamir Ainouz
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 (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.
LOL (2012) | Review
Not for the Younger Audience
Brock & DeArmond
This is Miley's raciest movie yet. Just like I had read, she played a girl that smoked pot and lost her virginity. She also had some scenes in her underwear and getting a little frisky with another female. It's clear that Miley really wants to branch out into more adult roles and expand her audience.
I liked how realistic the movie was with issues that both teens and parents face. This wasn't a coming-of-age story just for the character Lola, but for the character Anne as well. They both learned how to grow up. I wasn't expecting that, but I liked it a lot.
I will admit, it drove me crazy seeing how these teens would act. I feel like Hollywood doesn't realize that not all teens act like that. There's no way I would have done some of those things back in my teen years. But, it's a movie and you've got to make it interesting for the target audience.
This movie didn't do well in theaters and there wasn't any promotion for it when it was released. So, that's probably why you're wondering when this movie came out. It's such a pity when so much hard work goes into making a movie and then it doesn't go as planned. But, maybe teens can give this movie a chance now that it's on Blu-ray and DVD.
The message of this movie is for both parents and their children needing to respect each other. I absolutely believe that the parents in this movie needed to be more involved in their children's lives, but the teens also needed to show their parents more respect. It goes both ways, which can be hard. I thank God that I've got Him and a wonderful mother that I have a great relationship with.
So, all in all, I think that this would be a fun chick flick that some teens could watch at a slumber party. Other than that, I don't feel like this would appeal to Miley's younger fans at all because of the raciness of it. It's a movie strictly for the mature teen that knows the difference between what is acceptable and what isn't.
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