(Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Thomas Jane, et al / DVD / PG-13 / 2012 / LGF)
Overview: In a world connected by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, Miley Cyrus stars as a teen girl navigating through the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship, while dodging her protective mother (Demi Moore), in the fresh coming-of-age comedy 'LOL'.
DVD Verdict: In truth, sorry but I wasn't expecting a lot from 'LOL,' this new Miley Cyrus movie. It was panned by the critics everywhere and it was a box office failure, but I still watched it (professionally) ... and I'm glad I did! Pre-sprite yellow punky hair do, the story of 'LOL' is actually very refreshing!
Indeed, what makes 'LOL' really special is that it's not one of those cliché teen movies, but it's rather pretty close to the real life. It is amazing to see how Lola (Miley Cyrus) and her mother Anne (Demi Moore) think they both live in different worlds while they actually not only have pretty similar personalities but also struggle with pretty much the same issues in live.
It's not only that teens will be able to relate to Lola but mothers will probably relate to Anne too. And so seeing this movie kinda let both mothers and daughters see the other one's site & thereby might even help them to better understand each other.
And, of course, given the title of the movie, I also liked the fact of the use of technology. Which is a thing that moves teens nowadays and that's the way everybody stays in touch. It was well used for the plot and makes the title very apt!
Another great aspect here is the music which is great! Loved the background music and the coming-together music. I think the soundtrack on CD should sell like hotcakes! (FYI - Most all of the film was shot in MI, and the scene where Miley and Demi go to the American Coney diner, well, I was in there myself just a month later!) This is a Widescreen Presentation 1.85:1 enhanced for 16x9 TVs.