Blu-ray, DVD Release: LOL

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Lionsgate

LOL movie scene

Miley! Moore! LOL!

Almost-20-year-old teen queen Miley Cyrus (The Last Song) stars in the email-texting-social networking romantic comedy film LOL.

As the movie opens, Lola (Cyrus), or “Lol,” as her friends call her, is digging into a new year of high school, all the while working to find the right balance between school, friends, romance and a worried mother (Demi Moore, The Joneses). Broken-hearted by her ex, Lol’s world is romantically and comedically turned upside down when she realizes her best friend, musician Kyle (Douglas Booth, TV’s The Pillars of the Earth), could possibly be the love of her life…

Okay, now here’s the last line of the snopsis as it reads on the press release: “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.”

We just couldn’t bring ourselves to alter that final bit … so proud and grand!

The PG-13-rated LOL is actually a remake of a not-bad 2008 French film with the same name starring Christa Theret and beautiful Sophie Marceau (Don’t Look Back) in the Cyrus and Moore roles. (We’re assuming Ms. Moore doesn’t engage in the kind of single mom stripper shenanigans she enjoyed in 1996’s Striptease. Then again, that other 1990’s dancing queen, Showgirls‘ Gina Gershon, also has a featured role, so who knows what could happen…?).

The French version of the movie, co-written and directed by Liza Azuelos (who did the same for the Cyrus version) didn’t make it the U.S., but it’s available as an import DVD. The 2012 film popped up on a couple of U.S. screens in early May 2012, and was issued in theaters around the world the following few months.

We’re not sure what to make of LOL and we shouldn’t judge a movie we haven’t seen, but we still got a kick out of critic Brian Orndort’s theatrical review (he gave it a 2/10), which concluded with, “LOL is a lot like an episode of Gilmore Girls, only the mother and daughter are total creeps and the characterizations are completely insulting.”

Here’s a list of the bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray:

  • Audio commentary with director Lisa Azuelos and cast members Ashley Hinshaw and Lina Esco
  • “The Cast of LOL” featurette
  • “Like Mother Like Daughter” featurette
  • “Lots of Love For Lisa Azuelos” featurette

Check out the trailer:


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About Laurence

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.