Before Greta Gerwig mercilessly melts your indie heart in this weekend’s Damsels in Distress, you can take a quick look at what, in some ways, may be her biggest role yet. I speak of the trailer for Lola Versus, a New York City-set comedy that sees her titular character try to recoup from a failed engagement, discover herself, possibly romance Hamish Linklater, and charm your socks off all at the same time.
While this initial preview might not inspire yours truly to alter his Tribeca schedule, I’d be hard-pressed to argue that, thus far, Lola Versus looks any different than what I expected: a breezy, well-composed 90 minutes with one of this generation’s more promising actresses. Maybe it’s all a little more “girly” (sorry) than once anticipated, but I can do girly just fine if the surrounding film works on a basic level. Should the trailer be any indication, we’re already in good shape.
Watch it below (via Apple):
Synopsis: Greta Gerwig plays Lola, a 29-year-old woman dumped by her longtime boyfriend Luke (Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before their wedding. With the help of her close friends Henry (Hamish Linklater) and Alice (Zoe Lister-Jones), Lola embarks on a series of desperate encounters in an attempt to find her place in the world as a single woman approaching 30.
Also starring Debra Winger and Bill Pullman, Lola Versus will premiere at Tribeca later this month, before a limited opening on Lola Versus.
Does Lola show some promise with this first trailer?
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