Well…I was attempting to write a serious post about Tinker Tailor Solider Spy this morning. Then I watched the trailer for LOL: Laughing Out Loud, a coming-of-age teen dramedy starring Miley Cyrus. LOL is a remake of a 2008 French film of the same name. Both films are written and directed by Lisa Azuelos. Somehow I don’t find this comforting and any chance of me being serious is long gone. Here’s the trailer.
Don’t worry. I have broken down LOL (colon) Laughing Out Loud for you.
This is Lola aka Lol. She’s at that “special age”
LOL has a boyfriend. He breaks her heart. Because she’s 15, she reacts irrationally.
This is LOL’s male best friend. They get into trouble together.
Demi Moore is LOL’s mom
LOL is acting out. She gets bad grades and throws wild parties.
LOL uses the internet to plan a jaunt to Paris.
LOL’s male BFF/crush is a musician.
LOL and friends judge other girls for having “skankville” underwear.
LOL is desperately seeking something. Hopefully it is Susan but it is probably just love… and drugs.
Verdict: I love coming-of-age teen dramedies as much as the next person (probably more) but LOL looks like the demented love child of Skins. The American version of Skins. The characters seem poorly imagined and like every other character in every other poorly imagined teen comedy. That is unfortunate.