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A nice teenage “rom com”… Fans of the once slightly more innocent Hannah Montana Star (Miley Cyrus) might catch a wake up call as her role as Lola involves a scene or two that would send Hannah screaming back to Disney land in two ticks!
The movie is enjoyable, easy to follow, features a nice soundtrack and gives more insight into the complicated life of a teenager… I’m in love with the song ‘Somewhere only we know’ by Keane that features in the movie… twice. Mix it with technology, some diary entries, peer pressure, high school romance, heartbreak and friendship and you’ve got yourself a movie called LOL.
The movie also shows us how big the communication gap is between teenagers and their parents and how different they think and do things. I usually laugh easily, but I think I only smiled once or twice. I felt that the movie was more dramatic and romantic than to be labelled as a comedy. If you want to laugh, this certainly won’t do the trick. If you feel like watching a dreamy love story of high school sweat hearts, then this is for you. I think parents will also find it interesting as it gives you some more insight into the mind of a basic teenage girl.
The acting is average. Demi Moore stars as Miley’s mom and can be seen in the movie with a tad less make up. Girls, you will enjoy eyecandy with guys like Douglas Booth (Lola’s boyfriend Kyle) and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (as the cheater, Jeremy). Guys, the movie shows us some stereotypical bleach blonde girls and then there’s Miley Cyrus (sexy or not?).
I’ll say it was a nice movie to enjoy on DVD on a Saturday night in the comfort of my lounge, but I won’t go out of my way to force people to watch it…
What it’s all about: As a new year at school begins, Lola’s heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she’s surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.
Reviewed by: Eon Engelbrecht
From the Soundtrack: