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also known as “LOL: Laughing Out Loud”
MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for mature thematic content involving teen sexuality and drug and alcohol use, and for language.
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Primary Audience:
Teens Adults
Romance Comedy Drama Remake
1 hr. 37 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
May 4, 2012 (limited)
DVD: July 31, 2012
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navigating the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging sometimes overbearing and confused parents

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single working mother struggling to move on with her life

mother daughter relationship with wide communication gap

group of teenage friends

boyfriend girlfriend relationship

ex husband ex wife relationship

grandmother granddaughter relationship

Featuring Miley CyrusLola
Ashley Greene … Ashley
Demi MooreAnne
Douglas Booth … Kyle
Ashley Hinshaw … Emily
Adam G. Sevani … Max
Thomas Jane
Gina Gershon
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Director Lisa Azuelos
Producer Double Feature Films
Lol Productions
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Distributor Lionsgate

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “An authentic story that perfectly captures coming of age in today’s digital world, LOL is a remake of the hugely popular 2008 French film LOL (Laughing Out Loud). Starting a new year of high school, Lola (Cyrus), (or “Lol,” as her friends call her), works to find the right balance between family, school, friends and romance. Broken-hearted by her ex, Lol’s world is soon turned upside down when she is surprised to find her best friend, Kyle (Douglas Booth), a musician in an up and coming rock band, could possibly be the love of her life. In her quest towards independence, self-identity and young adulthood, Lol discovers that while Facebook “status” is easy to change; true relationships are worth the effort.

In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes and Facebook, Lola (Cyrus) and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola’s mom, Anne (Moore), ‘accidentally’ reads her teenage daughter’s racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown.

Lola’s high school inner-circle includes Kyle (Booth)—Lola’s BFF, whom she realizes is her love interest; Lola’s two best friends Janice (Esco) and Emily (Hinshaw); Max (Sevani)—a nerd that Emily secretly hooks up with; Lola’s ex-boyfriend and Kyle’s best friend Chad (Finn); Lloyd (Watson) who is part of their crew; and Ashley (Greene)—the sexy girl who has set her sights on Kyle, much to Lola’s dismay.

Thomas Jane plays Alan, Anne’s ex-husband and Lola’s father. Jay Hernandez plays James, a dangerously cute, good-natured cop dating Anne who is able to offer a little perspective on her teenage daughter. Austin Nichols plays Mr. Ross, the heartthrob math teacher, who all the girls have a crush on. Marlo Thomas plays Gran, Anne’s sophisticated mother whose relaxed demeanor allows her to be the easy-going bystander when it comes to watching Anne raising children of her own. Gina Gershon and Fisher Stevens play Anne’s closest friends and confidants and Nora Dunn plays Emily’s mom.

An English-language remake of the French comedy.”

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