In Theatres June 8

A quick look at other films opening in theaters this week:

Lola Versus (Fox Searchlight)
Directed by Daryl Wein

When her adoring, loft-dwelling fiance (Joel Kinnaman) abruptly cancels their wedding, 29-year-old Lola (Greta Gerwig) makes some bad decisions, like a wounded slide into the arms of her best friend (Hamish Linklater). "A breakup-breakdown comedy providing a welcome showcase for Gerwig," wrote THR's John DeFore from Tribeca. "The script is particularly strong in its last act, avoiding easy fixes."

Bel Ami (Magnolia)
Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod

In an empty performance, Robert Pattinson plays a belle epoque Paris social climber. "Vapid melodrama," wrote THR's David Rooney from Berlin. "He's at his most expressive when clobbering a cockroach to death."

Safety Not Guaranteed (FilmDistrict)
Directed by Colin
Trevorrow

"Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza proves she can carry a film with this multiplex-friendly comedy about time travel," wrote DeFore from Sundance. Plaza charms as a social misfit magazine intern infiltrating the operation of a paranoid survivalist hermit (Mark Duplass) obsessed with getting back to 2001.

Paul Williams Still Alive (Abramorama)
Directed by Stephen Kessler

In a star-studded doc, the Oscar and Grammy-winning composer/singer/actor Paul Williams confronts his drinking days, when he wrote hits for Streisand, Bowie and Kermit the Frog. "A fascinating, penetrating look at a former celeb who found his true self after crashing and burning," wrote Kirk Honeycutt from Toronto.

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (IFC)
Directed by Bruce Beresford

An uptight attorney (Catherine Keener) reunites her family with her pot-growing hippie mom (Jane Fonda) in Woodstock. No surprises in the predictable script, wrote Honeycutt from Toronto, but "Fonda is great fun spoofing her own image."

 

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