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Miley Cyrus’ “LOL” is on DVD and VOD? OMG!

July 31, 2012

It’s the worst of both worlds for Miley Cyrus: Her coming-of-age “comedy” LOL got dumped into theaters by LionsGate the same weekend The Avengers opened, grossing only $46,500 on 105 screens (by contrast, Marvel’s superheroes earned $46,100 per screen and more than $200 million in its first three days). Now the movie—costarring fellow tabloid magnet Demi Moore as Miley’s mom—has beaten a PDQ retreat to DVD and VOD. And it’s not hard to see why: LOL has all the depth and insight of an emoticon.

Cyrus pouts and whines as Lola—get it, the title is her nickname!—a Chicago high-schooler who’s, like, totally dissed when her BF Chad hooks up with a skanky ho over summer vacation. If only she could see that her BFF, Kyle (I swear I’m not making these names up!), is, like, perfect for her. Meanwhile, her divorced mom is, like, totally hooking up with her dad (Thomas Jane, in hangdog Hung mode), while being hotly pursued by a hunky motorcycle cop (Jay Hernandez). OMG, are you ROTFL yet?

LOL is based on a French film of the same name, which was also directed by Lisa Azuelos. That may explain the random class trip to Paris that turns the film into a travelogue midway though—and allows Lola to lose her virginity on the same night that her mom is having sex with another man for the first time since her marriage ended. Ewww! In another extremely gross and uncomfortably close moment, Mom takes a bath with one of Lola’s younger sibs when the teenager strips for a shower and reveals (off-camera) she got a Brazilian. And no, I’m not talking about coffee.

Lola also drinks and smokes pot in the movie, so parents of Hannah Montana fans might want to steer their tweens clear, although the film does provide a heavy-handed lecture from Hernandez’s cop about the damage THC causes your brain. It surely can’t be any more harmful than the effects of prolonged exposure to LOL.

Is Miley Cyrus’ movie career, like, totally over? Or will her upcoming role as a street-smart PI who infiltrates a sorority in So Undercover save her? Post a comment!

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  1. First of all, nice use of OMG. Tiger Beat stamp of approval! Second, I have to admit, I’m a bit of a Miley apologist and really want to see her succeed, but LOL’s trailer was laughably bad (I was seeing the Avengers when it was in theaters, so I, like 99.8% of America, missed its theatrical run). So Undercover promises to be no better and she was dropped from voicing Adam Sandler’s vampire daughter in Hotel Transylvania in favor of the cute-but-increasingly-milquetoast Selena Gomez, so things aren’t looking up for poor Miles. I predict a (let’s be nice and call it a) decision to “focus on her music” in the near future.

    • bruceafretts permalink

      Is that the equivalent of when a scandal-ridden politician steps down to “spend more time with the family”?

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