Lola Versus (dir. Daryl Wein, 2012)
Another young-woman-searching-for-herself movie, that’s so in these days. It’s a nice movie, but I would recommend Frances Ha instead, with the same protagonist (the independent directors favorite Greta Gerwig) and a very similar central plot. The highlight goes to Zoe Lister Jones, hilarious as Alice, Lola‘s best friend. Watch the trailer.
LOL (Laughing Out Loud) (dir. Lisa Azuelos, 2008)
Nothing special about this teenage drama/love story, but it’s nice to remember how everything is raised to the hundredth power when you’re 16. And I wish my school was so full of beautiful and stylish people… :) Watch the trailer. *
* I just found out there’s an American version of the movie with Miley Cyrus. S.C.A.R.Y.
Dorian Gray (dir. Oliver Parker, 2009)
Perhaps those who haven’t read the novel by Oscar Wilde might get more from this adaptation (as indeed happens with many other movies adapted from classic books). Ben Barnes as Dorian Gray also doesn’t help much. Just like the special effects of the Dorian Gray painting, completely unnecessary. Watch the trailer.