Directed by: Lisa Azuelos
Starring: Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Thomas Jane
Distributed by: Lions Gate
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Running Time: 97 minutes
Film: 2 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of 5 stars
I think Lisa Azuelos should have thought twice before remaking her own 2008 feature “Laughing Out Loud”. Miley Cyrus is not what she was when she was on “Hannah Montana” and Demi Moore…well, is anyone excited by her anymore? The film really tries to be a modern day “Clueless” for this generation but without the comedy and bright colors. They even used the same song but in French Supergrass’s “Alright”. Nice Try but sorry…epic fail! Best part was the films co-stars including Thomas Jane, Ashley Greene and Gina Gershon.
In today’s world of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, Miley Cyrus starts as a teen girl dealing with the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship, all while dodging her protective mother (Demi Moore). This film is a coming-of-age comedy, hold the comedy and the coming-of-age.
The film looks decent on Blu-ray and comes with a shocking DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, which is completed wasted. The special features included are an audio commentary with director Lisa Azuelos and cast members Ashley Hinshaw & Lina Esco, I guess Miley was getting her nails done. Lastly there are three short behind-the-scenes featurettes including “The Cast of LOL”, “Like Mother, Like Daughter” and “Lots of Love For Lisa Azuelos”.