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An official selection of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, LOLA VERSUS stars indie film ingénue Greta Gerwig (Greenberg) as Lola, a New Yorker on the verge of 30 who finds herself abruptly dumped mere weeks before her long-anticipated wedding (to Joel Kinnaman of "The Killing"). Single for the first time in eight years, Lola attempts to rebuild with the help of her friends, sweet and supportive Henry (Hamish Linklater, "The New Adventures of Old Christine") and no-nonsense chatterbox Alice (co-screenwriter Zoe Lister-Jones, "Whitney"), only to find that suddenly navigating the unfriendly waters of dating and relationships makes letting go and moving on much more easily said than done.
Breakout filmmaking duo Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein (of 2009's Breaking Upwards) infuse this post-breakup spiral story with humor and authenticity, as Lola's missteps accrue and her life begins to fray. Demonstrating how even the best intentions can backfire, likeable and quirky Lola is a sympathetic anchor even as she wreaks unintended emotional havoc on her nearest and dearest (including Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment, and Bill Pullman, Lost Highway, as her parents). Ultimately LOLA VERSUS is a film about moving forward, but as anyone who has been through a rough breakup can attest, sometimes moving on means hitting rock bottom first.