Was the world clamoring for a comic-erotic lesbian tribute to Run Lola Run? Maybe not, but I have to hand it to directors Ellen Seidler and Megan Siler for Frankensteining this one together.
The relationship-challenged Lola (Ashleigh Sumner, a dead ringer for Jodie Foster) sprints around San Francisco to prove her fealty to girlfriend Casey (Jill Bennett) before Casey can get seduced away by a new business partner. Although it preserves the frenetic tripartite set-up of Tom Tykwer’s 1998 film, with Lola embarking on her journey three times (each with a different outcome), the lesbian-ified version of Run Lola Run replaces the crime and money with intense discussions about commitment. (Is that a rib nudge?)
Replete with S&M meter maids, stranger danger, mini love scenes, and animated snippets of a cartoon Lola scaling 2-D trolley cars, this film’s a fun ride. But for all the hustle, the ending doesn’t go anywhere more compelling than Lola’s boudoir.