- 1 hr 37 min
Lolo is a French comedy film from 2015 directed and co-written by Julie Delpy, who also stars in the movie. This romantic comedy is about a single mother named Violette (played by Delpy) who is busy developing her career as a fashion executive in Paris. She is intelligent, driven, and successful, but lacks a fulfilling personal life. When Violette meets Jean-RenÃ© (Dany Boon), a smart and awkward computer programmer, while on vacation in the south of France, she's surprised by how quickly they hit it off. They fall head-over-heels in love with each other, but things soon become complicated when she returns to Paris. On her return, Violette discovers that Jean-RenÃ© is struggling to adjust to the fast-paced, cutthroat world of Parisian social and work life. He is a simple man from the countryside who is unused to the fast pace of the big city. Violette's nineteen-year-old son, Lolo (Vincent Lacoste), is a manipulative and controlling young man who is fiercely protective of his mother. He despises Jean-RenÃ©, and heâs determined to destroy their relationship at any cost. Lolo is an intelligent and charismatic young man, but he has a dark side. He's a mastermind when it comes to manipulation, and he uses his intelligence and charm to deceive those around him. His attempts to sabotage the relationship between his mother and Jean-RenÃ© are both humorous and sinister, and he proves to be a formidable opponent for Jean-RenÃ©. For instance, Lolo invites Jean-RenÃ© to the countryside with the promise of introducing him to Violette's parents. However, upon arrival, things take an ominous turn. Lolo's deception is revealed as he ends up driving Jean-RenÃ© around the countryside for hours, terrorizing him along the way while avoiding interacting with his own family. This encounter is one of many where Lolo puts Jean-RenÃ© in compromising situations. After each situation Jean-RenÃ© quickly realizes that Lolo is up to something and comes forward to warn Violette. However, his attempts to warn her of Lolo's true character are met with dismissals from Violette who thinks that they are just struggling to find common ground. Although Lolo's behavior is devious, it's also comical, as he courts the audience by his over-the-top antics. Lolo is the typical spoiled child who isnât ready for his parent to move on romantically. And as his mother's relationship with Jean-RenÃ© grows stronger, the battle for control between Lolo and Jean-RenÃ© becomes more hysterical. Despite the tension between Jean-RenÃ© and Lolo, Violette is still enamored with Jean-RenÃ© and seems oblivious to Lolo's attempts to undermine their relationship. However, as Violette starts to witness some of Lolo's misdeeds, she begins to suspect something is wrong. But by that point, it may be too late to save her and Jean-RenÃ©'s relationship. The movie's soundtrack is a mix of French songs that perfectly complement the mood of the film. The overall ambiance is of light-heartedness and unpretentious humor with solid performances from the cast. The scenes and dialogues between Julie Delpy and Dany Boon exposes the chemistry between the characters that are in complete contrast to those between Violette and her son Lolo. In the end, the movie is a refreshing tale about the evolution of love and how it's affected by different personalities, circumstances and generational gaps. Lolo is an intelligent comedy that is filled with deception, passion, and humor. Although Lolo is a French production with English subtitles, it is an amusing film that any comedy film fans will appreciate.