Lola (2001)

Following up on his gritty Dogma-certified look at street life in Toronto in Johnny, Carl Bessai shifts gears to detail the suburb ennui in Vancouver. Lola (Sabrina Grdevich) spends much of her days on her therapist's couch, blankly… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 3, 2001
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

It is offbeat, with shafts of tender feeling and truth. But trying to touch on too many subjects makes the film uneven.

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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

Aimée is reason enough to catch this import.

Emanuel Levy

Demy's 1961 bittersweet musical reverie starring Anouk Aimee is one of the most brilliant works of the French New Wave.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Very beautifully shot, in widescreen and luminous black-and-white, it is also formally astonishing, with all the minor characters serving as variations on the central couple.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

An ode to yearning and enchantment -- a valentine to France, to beautiful women, to the foolish but delicious notions of romance that we receive from Hollywood.

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Fernando F. Croce

The Ophüls question ("Quelle heure est-il?") is always in the air, along with the tilting, craning and tracking that link and sever feelings

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

If Lola is not a masterwork, its general polish and intent augur a bright future for the 31-year-old Mr. Demy.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

A delightfully melancholy romance of coincidence, starring European film's epitome of sophisticated sexuality.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Intuited rather than explained & felt rather than understood.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
An interesting character study that follows Lola (Sabrina Grdevich), a young woman with a bully for a husband, who befriends Sandra (Joanna Going) a prostitute,… More
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[font=Century Gothic][color=red]"Lola" is a 1961 French film directed by Jacques Demy. The lead character is Lola(nee Cecile) played by Anouk Aimee… More