Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore in ‘LOL’

Miley Cyrus, LOL

It’s time to love and laugh out loud.

Lionsgate, Mandate Pictures (July 2012) – Technology has changed the way we communicate; from cell phones to social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, the world seems closer. This has also changed the face of personal relationships with one another, even romantically. LOL (2012) is a coming of age story surrounding teenage love and new methods of conversation while handling the growing pains of youth–peer pressure and dealing with parents. Based off the original French film LOL (Laugh Out Loud), released in 2008.

Miley Cyrus stars as Lola aka LOL is a teenaged girl who has recently split from her previous boyfriend Chad (George Finn). She then finds herself infatuated with her best friend Kyle (Douglas Booth), a musician in a rock band. Her mother (Demi Moore) wants her to focus on her grades rather than partying and finding new love interests. One day, she discovers Lola’s journal and realizes the both of them have grown apart. LOL takes the audience through one girl’s quest for independence and her own identity in a technologically advancing world.

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Lisa Azuelos is the director/screenplay of the film. Azuelos was the director and writer of the original French film and serves as an executive producer of the American version. She was motivated to create the original film showing the life of French teenagers after noticing a lack of coming of age stories that weren’t foreign, and wanted to present a glimpse into life for the current generation of youths.

The targeted demographic of LOL should find the array of young stars in the film appealing–big names such as Cyrus, Ashley Greene (Twilight Saga), and Moore, as well as various fresh faces such as Finn and Booth. Academy Award nominated producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher (Erin Brockovich) were also behind the film.

Source: Lionsgate/Mandate Films

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