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LOL, starring Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore, comes to select U.S. theaters on May 4 after a limited release in India this past February. Fans can see a list of U.S. cinemas on the official Facebook page, as well as, get updates on the film's YouTube and Twitter.
It's been 14 years since Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks graced the big screen with You've Got Mail, a title alluding to the then-popular AOL email service. The internet industry wanted us to believe that it's possible to fall in love by text chatting through fiber optic cables. Technologies evolve. But the notion of emotional attachment thousands of miles away from your (perceived) beloved is an idea that has stayed in our small world.
LOL (which translates to "laugh out loud" in instant messaging lingo) is the modern update in our world of social networking, camera phones, and 24/7 new media obsession. Today's youth may have attention deficit disorder, but most love still occur in physical proximity. Thus, "real relationships", not virtual ones, are what matters. (Teens these days just update everyone else by way of a status update on Facebook.)
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Lola (played by Miley Cyrus) is broken-hearted by an ex, but soon finds her rebound with a best friend. Her mother Anne (Demi Moore) must cope with a recent divorce, and deal with her relationship with her teenage daughter. Jay Hernandez (James) plays a good-natured cop dating Anne, who is able to offer a little perspective on her teenage daughter.
It's tough to find films these days that showcase the emotional effection of women. Special effects, violence, and cheap sex are thrust upon the audience more as a manipulative stimuli for soliciting some, or any, response. We, collectively, get desensitized and cynical.
No matter how technology evolves, however, relationships are always concerned about feelings and human evolution. We go through life and its challenges - heartache, drug experimentation, friendships, and all the shenanigans. Storylines are a narrative mirror of our own progression as people, whether as teens or parents. These characters are evocative in that we know them through our friends, even if there are hundreds on Facebook and Twitter that we may not recognize.
LOL shows title headlines may evolve as our language changes. The passage from youth to adulthood is a timeless tale.