I love my job.
I love pop culture. And I love that I work at such a job where it is required to keep up with what is happening.
I love that I can run and tell a co worker to “Hurry and get your fat ass into my studio because I have the funniest laughing baby (or best movie trailer or singing dog or a news announcer puking on air) for you to see!”
Around a month ago, at work, I watched this preview for “Lola Versus”. I really wanted to see it. It totally seemed like the kind of movie I would totally dig. I like strong girl movies with an indie feel.
A super duper perk of being a Blogger who reviews movies and books, is that I get a bunch of cool opportunities. Watching “Lola Versus”, before it is released on DVD is one of them.
This is how the publicists explain the movie:
In Lola Versus, Greta Gerwig plays Lola, a 29-year-old woman dumped by her longtime boyfriend Luke (Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before their wedding. With the help of her close friends Henry (Hamish Linklater) and Alice (Zoe Lister-Jones), Lola embarks on a series of desperate encounters in an attempt to find her place in the world as a single woman approaching 30.
I had no idea who the actress who played Lola was. Her name is Greta Gerwig and she is a combo of Elisabeth Shue and Kate Winslet. I googled her and I still have no idea who she is. But, she is bloody fantastic. The movie gets a bit predictable. But, there are so many funny lines and early nineties pop culture references that I just had to enjoy this movie and forget the fact she acts like an idiot with her best male friend, Henry.
And Zoe Lister-Jones plays her best female friend. And I love her. She is so funny. And dry. She was my favourite part about the t.v show, “Whitney”.
Plus, I was a bit surprised. Debra Winger is in this movie.
I have such and urge to watch, “An Officer and a Gentleman.”
Lola Versus was released on DVD today.