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And Then Came Lola

by Jim Teti
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Tuesday May 4, 2010
Girl Power: ’And Then Came Lola’ is vibrant and entertaining
Girl Power: ’And Then Came Lola’ is vibrant and entertaining  

Deja vu takes on a whole new meaning in the romantic comedy Then Came Lola. Filled with wall to wall pop music as well as vibrant performances, "Lola" is a lesbian romp done right.

The plot essentially resembles that of the hit film "Run, Lola, Run." Lola, a forgetful, aloof individual, has had some very tough times with relationships in the past. Often accused of "checking out" emotionally at various points, or becoming apathetic, she certainly can't keep a woman to save her life. When new love interest Casey (Jill Bennett) asks her to rush photographs to her for a very important client, the pressure's on as to whether Lola will pull through.

Things get tricky when the film reveals the central plot structure as a dream sequence Lola must relive over and over. She wakes up, and gets the same call from Casey asking her to rush photos for a client. Then, along the way, everything but the kitchen sink gets thrown at her: dog attacks, car troubles, ex drama, crazy tourists, etc.

On the first attempt, she fails miserably and loses her girlfriend to another woman. However, fate is determined to give Lola chance after chance until she learns how to get it right.

The film is buoyed by a charming performance in Ashleigh Sumner, who plays Lola. She literally flails across the screen, running and panting up and down the hills of San Francisco, exuding a knack for physical comedy. She's not exactly a likable character, but Sumner engages us thoroughly in her plight.

"Then Came Lola" is intercut with the film's characters offering candid relationship opinions and advice. There's also some fun, creative animation that's used to re-create some sequences. All of this just adds to the all around vibrance and energy that permeates the film. It's hardly revolutionary, but this is guaranteed worthwhile entertainment for a couple of hours.

And Then Came Lola

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Language :: English
Country :: United States


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