THE PLOT THUS FAR
Dumped by her boyfriend just three weeks before their wedding, Lola enlists her close friends for a series of adventures she hopes will help her come to terms with approaching 30 as a single woman.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Lola is at a high-point in her life. She lives in New York City, she is working on her PhD thesis, and she is about to marry her dreamy-looking boyfriend of years. If it seems too good to be true it probably is. When the above-mentioned boyfriend gets cold feet and dumps her, everything comes crumbling down. She cries, comfort-eats, sleeps on the floor and goes to school looking like a zombie. She employs her two best friends, Alice and Henry, to help her get out of this funk.
This movie is about how hard it is to be a white girl in the first world. However, with as few witty lines and imaginative encounters, it doesn’t elevate the argument or provide insight into the anguish and remedies that usually accompany a study of this universal experience. We’re living in age where Lena Dunham can turn her Livejournal into an HBO series and get false praise, so where does that put higher discourse. Women still have interesting stories to tell, however shit like this keeps holding them back.
The Blu-Ray comes with commentary, deleted scenes, outtakes and featurettes. There’s a lot of material on-hand, however little of it makes the film better. The A/V Quality is pretty overpowering for a quite dramedy. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is sharp and the 1080p transfer works. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
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