DVD Review: LOL (Laughing Out Loud)

29 Sep

Everyone in LOL is totally hot. Lol is hot, her boyfriend is hot, Lol’s mum is hot, Lol’s maths teacher is hot, Lol’s friends are hot. You get the idea.

Part Mother-Daughter buddy movie, part teen Rom-Com, LOL (as the title suggests) tries to be a story of the times, a commentary on the growing generation gap between parents and kids, in part due to social media technology. Lol’s mother (Sophie Marceau), looks young enough to be her sister, yet somehow finds time to be an architect, look amazing and be the best damn single mum a girl could want.

Though probably not what the film makers wanted, LOL raises a troubling question. Is it possible to feel sympathy for people who are far younger and more beautiful than you? Does having perfect features and “a booty that just wont quit” make someone less deserving of pathos? Do Beautiful people even have feelings? I’m not sure and the fact that I don’t really care made LOL all the more nauseating. Most of the jokes fall flat and the only thing that kept me mildly interested was a scene in the girls locker room.

Being a teenager in the mid 90s, films like Kids and Trainspotting taught me that you didnt need to be hot and filthy rich to be cool; you just had to be from a working class background and have a drug problem. With TV shows like the Hills and a Hollywood remake of LOL, starring Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus, due in 2011 there is no doubt that hot is the new cool.

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3 Responses to “DVD Review: LOL (Laughing Out Loud)”

  1. Tim Bishop September 29, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    ROTFL!!!!

  2. grammorris September 30, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    TFYC!

  3. Ronan Macewan September 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    you’re hot.

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