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Lolo (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 28 October 2015 (France)
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Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend.

Director:

Julie Delpy

Writers:

Julie Delpy (screenplay), Eugénie Grandval (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dany Boon ... Jean-René Graves
Julie Delpy ... Violette
Vincent Lacoste ... Eloi dit Lolo
Karin Viard ... Ariane
Antoine Lounguine Antoine Lounguine ... Lulu
Christophe Vandevelde Christophe Vandevelde ... Gérard
Elise Larnicol Elise Larnicol ... Élisabeth
Christophe Canard Christophe Canard ... Patrick
Nicolas Wanczycki ... Médecin hôpital
Rudy Milstein Rudy Milstein ... Paco
Didier Duverger Didier Duverger ... Dutertre
Xavier Alcan ... Xavier
Fabienne Galula Fabienne Galula ... Solange
Juliette Lamet Juliette Lamet ... Annabelle
René-Alban Fleury René-Alban Fleury ... Présentateur film Crédit Rural
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Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend.

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Not your average love triangle.

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Comedy

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Two of the songs used as background music are "Music to Watch Girls By" sung by Andy Williams and "Small Talk" sung by Claudine Longet. Andy and Claudine were a married couple from 1961 and 1975. See more »

Connections

Features Village of the Damned (1960) See more »

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La Jetée
de Chris Marker
© 1963 Argos Films
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A well done Julie Delpy comedy, very witty and charming without going overboard.
13 March 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

I've seen Lolo before. A young man raised by a single mother does not like it when eligible suitors comes sniffing around his MILF. So when a IT tech becomes his mother's love interest, Lolo stops at nothing to break these two apart.

The french version of this story starts out as just a young man talking crap to convince his mom that this man is not right for her. Then it escalates to the extreme when Lolo makes The IT tech his victim. That's were the comedy comes it as well.

It's not different from an American comedy in how it escalates, except that the this french film realizes it does not need to got too over the top with the comedy to be laugh out loud funny.

If you ever seen such movie as Cyrus or Mr. Woodcock than you'll like this movie. It's the same style of comedy.

One exception is the focus on the perspective of Julie Delpy's character, Violette, a 40 year old woman who still in the dating game looking for love. I seen the movie done from Lolo's perspective as the selfish son who will do anything to keep the cord attached to his mother, and I've seen it from Jean-René's perceptive as a man dating a woman too good to be true, and then discovers she got some baggage she loves too much too see as baggage. Violette's view does bring some freshness to the movie.

It was a subtle comedy, at least by American standards, but it is very effective.


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France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

28 October 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lolo, el hijo de mi novia See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,242, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$24,134

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,663,798
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