Better Late Then Never
This is a must-see and one of the best documentaries - and films - of this year.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
This is such an utter waste of time! Just like Lola, this film is also running around in all directions. The scenes are repeated, and instead of giving a hint to viewers about re-occurrence of same event, the director plays same frames all over again and again.
Love these type of complex/alternate storylines. Had me entertained the entire film and the majority of it is Lola running
The editing and pacing of this movie kept you interested and often intrigued by its strangeness. I particularly enjoyed the red phone interspersed with the red bag as they both fell to the ground. Great performances by the two main lovers. The action is simple, yet very effective. Often the filmmaker seems excessively showing off (the entire cartoon sequence felt unnecessary). Incredibly enjoyable and enough to ponder on. I loved the slight differences between the three runs. As the movie got more and more invested in the outcome, the coincidences and run-ins that Lola endured became wonderful to behold. It felt intelligent and exciting at the same time.
A young woman (Franka Potente) in Germany has twenty minutes to find and bring 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a supermarket.When this film first came out (1998) it was an instant international hit, and revisiting it now (2015) it retains everything it had then. The pulse-pumping music, the multiple choice endings, the "what if" scenarios... fun, fast-paced, exciting and both visually and aurally in high gear.Many films of the 1990s were iconic, and most tended to be nihilistic or dark. This is an exception, being largely upbeat even when the situation is completely hopeless. Should be required viewing.