With a cast that includes Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister-Jones, Hamish Linklater, and Debra Winger, you might think that Daryl Wein’s romantic comedy Lola Versus
is some sort of indie version of Garry Marshall’s overstuffed, undercooked ensemble rom-coms. The truth is that Wein’s film is the antidote for those bloated behemoths.
Gerwig stars as Lola, a twentysomething Manhattanite, who is dumped by her fiance Luke (Joel Kinnaman) as the film opens, which sends her into an emotional tailspin that her loving parents, her best friend Alice (Lister-Jones), and her platonic best guy friend Henry (Linklater) can’t pull her out of. She soon throws herself at Henry, ...