What Lola Wants

What Lola Wants

3.5

Good

What Lola Wants

What Lola Wants
A cult film in the making, What Lola Wants is a classic road movie thriller. Teenager Lola Franklin has run away from home, but everyone thinks she’s been kidnapped and she’s happy for them to believe that story. But then she meets Marlo in a diner and everything changes. Love and the open road beckon, but nothing can go smoothly when the world is hunting for you, and everybody wants a taste of the reward. Lola has her own reasons for running, and Marlo has issues of his own. And then there is the small –and lethal – problem of Mama. A return to the classic love on the run road movie (think They Live By Night, Badlands and Natural Born Killers), What Lola Wants is an adrenalin fuelled thriller / romance and an edge-of-the-seat pleasure to watch. With a cast that includes Sophie Lowe as Lola, Beau Knapp as Marlo and Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone, True Blood) as Mama, with cameos from the likes of Charles Dutton and Robert Taylor, Australian writer / director Rupert Glasson’s What Lola Wants truly delivers.