Greta Gerwig + Zoe Lister-Jones seemed like a great excuse to watch an indie rom-com during a long flight. But overall, the story ends up -almost- feeling like what it promised not to be. I do believe Lola is a relatable character in all those great bad bad decisions, but not sure if I could qualify this as non conventional. 2 * because of Greta quoting Mallarmé and having awkward sex and...just for existing <3
It was quite obvious what the outturn would be, but I still watched it for Greta Gerwig. It wasn't really worth it, since the screenplay was more of a pretty but used-up scarf that you should think about throwing out than the quirky colourful hipster piece of clothing most people are expecting from this section of the indie industry.
Gerwig goes through the motions here but this film just rings one false note after another. Not the fault of the performers but the twee script and weak direction and pacing. Zoe Lister-Jones great as the acerbic but stereotypical best friend and Hamish Linklater good in the same role he plays in every single film he's featured in. Not as bad as some of the comments would lead one to believe but not worth defending.
as meh as i thought this was i took a lot away from it. i mean, it wasn't life changing but it certainly brings up a lot of good points for adulthood and growing up in general. it wasn't horribly bad and i might have just watched it for joel kinnaman but despite my biased opinion, it's a nice watch when you're feeling shitty about everything.