'Lolo' is mildly enjoyable but meant to be funnier than it is

'Lolo' stars Julie Delpy as an overprotective single mother whose doting teenage son inevitably sabotages all her potential suitors.

  • close
    Actors Dany Boon (from l.), Julie Delpy and Vincent Lacoste star in a scene from 'Lolo.'
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption

Julie Delpy is best known for her acting collaborations with Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy, but she also has directed as well as starred in several movies of her own.

The latest, “Lolo,” is a mildly enjoyable jape about an overprotective single mother whose doting 19-year-old son, nicknamed Lolo, inevitably sabotages all of her potential suitors – without her being aware of the sabotage. Her new beau, Jean-René (Dany Boon), is his latest victim. It’s all meant to be funnier than it is. Grade: C+ (This film is not rated.)

Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
FREE Newsletters
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.