"This is my pick for best of the fest
[SXSW] ...it is hilarious, hilariously sad, and incredibly
-Ghostboy, Aint It Cool News - (REVIEW)
"LOL is a somewhat stunning mirror on
the ways we say things without using words. [Swanberg]
reveals himself to be one of the most emotionally
astute young filmmakers working today."
-Karina Longworth, Cinematical.com - (preview) (REVIEW)
"LOL is a witty mini-satire of post-collegiates trying
to connect romantically and erotically (at least, the
women are) in a tangle of up-to-the-minute technology.
Swanberg plays an impish version of himself who, even
in bed with his girlfriend, looks longingly at his
computer to check his e-mail."
-Gerald Peary, The Boston Phoenix - (REVIEW)
"Smart, witty, insightful, and dry, "LOL" takes
aim at insta-communication and makes a pretty solid
case that, despite our being able to reach anybody
at any time, most of us still lack the ability to really
'reach' anyone at all."
-Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com - (REVIEW)
(4 stars out of 5)
"For non-actors, everyone in this film really pulls
their character off extremely well. Kevin Bewersdorf
as Alex is a standout."
Don R. Lewis, Film Threat - (REVIEW) (4
stars out of 5)
"For a guy who hates relationship movies, I really
-Micah, DumbDistraction.com - (REVIEW)
"Director Joe Swanberg effectively blends
internet T & A sequences, experimental noise interludes,
a mostly-improvised script..."
-Annette, Ain't It Cool News - (REVIEW)
INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES
"Medium Hot" - Spencer Parsons writes about LOL for
the Austin Chronicle.
to an interview with Kevin Bewersdorf at Anglofritz;
Filmmaker AJ Schnack talks about Joe Swanberg and
DIY Distrobution on his blog.
The IFC Blog has a few thoughts about the film.
RottenTomatoes.com has a short SXSW write-up.
eFilmCritic.com Pre-SXSW Interview with Joe Swanberg
M. Koziarski covers the film for ReelChicago.com
IndieWIRE: 10 Films To Watch from SXSW '06
IndieWIRE: Dispatch From The Film Blogging Panel