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Lola (2024)

The Story


In the searing urban landscape of “Lola” (2024), we meet Lola James, a young woman wrestling with a harsh reality. Burdened by a toxic home environment and the responsibility of caring for her younger brother Arlo, Lola navigates a desperate struggle for survival. 

Driven by a fierce protectiveness and a yearning for a better life, she works tirelessly to scrape together enough money to escape their oppressive surroundings. However, fate throws a cruel twist: tragedy strikes, shattering Lola’s fragile stability and forcing her to make unimaginable choices. This event becomes a catalyst for Lola’s transformation, pushing her to the edge of societal norms and questioning everything she thought she knew about love, loyalty, and family. As she navigates this emotional maelstrom, “Lola” explores themes of poverty, systemic neglect, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. 

The film doesn’t shy away from depicting the harsh realities of poverty and its impact on individuals and families, raising critical questions about social responsibility and access to opportunity. Through Lola’s journey, it challenges viewers to confront uncomfortable truths and consider the complex choices individuals make when desperation becomes their constant companion. 

“Lola” promises to be a powerful and unflinching drama, exposing the cracks in the social fabric and leaving a lasting impression with its raw portrayal of survival and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

The Deets

Rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Original Language: English
Release Date (theaters): Feb 9, 2024  Limited
Release Date (Streaming): TBD

Main Cast

Nicola Peltz as Lola James
Virginia Madsen as Mona
Richie Merritt as Malachi, Lola’s boyfriend
Trevor Long as Trick, Mona’s boyfriend
Raven Goodwin as Babina, Lola’s best friend
Luke David Blumm as Arlo, Lola’s nine-year-old brother

Production & Crew

Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Production Co: Federal Films, Lola Films
Director(s): Nicola Peltz, Bria Vinaite
Producer(s): Will McCance
Writer(s): Nicola Peltz
Cinematography: Madeline Leach
Music: Quincy Jones, Mervyn Warren
Editor: Nick Houy, Andrew Leven
Hair/Makeup Lead(s): Kendal Fedail (makeup), Lili Eve Kaytmaz (special effects)

The Trailer

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