Blu-ray, DVD Release: Lola Versus

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 11, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Lola Versus movie scene

Greta Gerwig gets romantic and comedic in Lola Versus.

Greta Gerwig (Damsels in Distress), mumblecore maiden-turned-Hollywood star, stars in the offbeat 2012 romantic comedy film Lola Versus.

When 29-year-old Lola (Gerwig) is dumped by her fiancé Luke (Joel Kinnaman, Safe House) just three weeks before the wedding, she embarks on an emotional, year-long adventure of self-discovery filled with love and loss, not to mention a dose of hilarity and heartache. Guided (and often misguided) by the well-meaning advice of her close friends and eccentric parents, Lola’s chaotic journey en route to her 30th birthday proves that a single tumultuous year can yield the lessons of a lifetime.

Directed and co-written by Daryl Wein, the movie also features Zoe Lister-Jones (the film’s other co-writer), Hamish Linklater (The Power) , Bill Pullman (HBO’s Too Big Too Fail) and Debra Winger (The Sheltering Sky), an actress we’re happy to be seeing more of in recent years.

The R-rated Lola Versus opened for a limited run in U.S. theaters in June, 2012, ringing up $250,000 at the box office. Like audiences, critics weren’t all that enthused by LolaRotten Tomatoes gives the film a 5.3/10 rating based on 74 critics’ reviews.

Still, the increasingly mainstream Gerwig seems to have her followers…

The DVD contains a commentary by Wein and Lister-Jones, outtakes and a theatrical trailer. The Blu-ray edition contains those features along with the following ones:

● Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending
● Greta Gerwig: Leading Lady
● The Filmmakers
● World Premiere
● In Character with Greta Gerwig

Check out the movie’s trailer:


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.