In the beginning, "Lola Versus" felt like a formula-made chick flick, like an over-acted coming-of-age film (and isn't it a bit late to come out of age at the looming age of 30?). The film felt a bit trashy and not very convincing, it felt like a cliche of a rom-com (birthday proposal, happy wedding planning, tearful breaking up)... But I am glad I bravely watched it to the end, the film got under my skin and I had a nice evening in its company. There are some moments of sharp humour and amazing sit-com sequinses. The film is a short account of actual people who stagger (and indulge) in break-ups for what feels like eternity, with Lola (a very girl next door Greta Gerwig) doing exactly that, letting go and spoiling herself with mistake after mistake, compalining and moaning, and, in the end, surviving though the ordeal and becoming a better person (I know, one more cliche!).
Another star goes to Alice (played by Zoe Lister-Jones, who also co-wrote the screenplay - no wonder she gave her character the most amusing personality). The soundtrack is great and generally, I enjoyed this little indie film. But beware, this is not for everybody! Three and a half stars.