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.
in 2012 with Miley Cyrus
, Demi Moore
, and Ashley Greene
This film provides examples of:
- A Party Also Known as an Orgy: Subverted - it really is an orgy.
- All Women Are Lustful
- Bathroom Stall Of Overheard Sex
- Big Fancy House
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead
- Coming of Age Story
- Dawson Casting: Averted - actors were closly the same age as their characters.
- With the exception of Ashley Greene, who was 25 at the time of filming (and looks it, compared to her younger co-stars)
- 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.
- Dramedy: With actually more drama than comedy, but overally it remains light.
- 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.
- Sex as Rite-of-Passage
- Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
- Spoiled Brat: All of teen characters.
- Surprisingly Good English
- Wild Teen Party