Film / LOL

LOL (Laughing Out Loud) is a 2008 French film starring Sophie Marceau, Christa Theret, and Alexandre Astier.

Lola (Christa Theret) is a pretty teenage girl living with her mother Ann, who is divorced from Lola's father, Alain. Nicknamed "LOL" by her friends, Lola has been taking her first steps into teenage romance, dating a boy from her class named Arthur. Following the summer break, Lola's life becomes complicated when Arthur tells her that he cheated on her over the summer. Lola decides to break things off with him and start seeing his close friend Mael (Jeremy Kapone). Lola's friends seem to enjoy complicating matters even more. Life at home has also become impossible with her mother, who has no idea what "LOL" means. She treats her teenage daughter like a child, wondering whatever happened to her sweet little daughter. Lola likes to play her mother and father against each other for her own advantage, but what she doesn't know is that Anne and Alain have begun dating again on the sly.

Was remade in 2012 with Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, and Ashley Greene. Neither film is to be confused with an acronym for a very popular MOBA, or anything else sharing said acronym.

This film provides examples of:

  • Divorce Is Temporary: Averted. While relations between Ann and Alain seems to be more than good (specially when it comes about their children), one of the plot points is Ann getting over with her marriage and finally dating other man than her ex-husband.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Inverted. There is a children-parents lecture by Fair Cop, but both teens and their parents either ridicule it or like Lola and her mother - argue about why each of them should stop smoking weed. Then the same cop, being from anti-drug unit, doesn't take any consequences for weed possesion and smoking from Ann's friends. More - he smokes with them.
  • Foreign Queasine: One of the stereotypes played hard with British.
  • Foreign Remake: From Dramedy for parents and their growing up kids into a Lighter and Softer teen-comedy.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Lola, by her mother, after reading her diary.
  • My Beloved Smother: How Lola sees her loving and caring mother.