'Lola Versus' preems in Gotham at the SVA Theater
Fox Searchlight’s “Lola Versus” is the latest in a long tradition of breaking-up movies that make you feel good. At Tuesday’s Gotham preem at the SVA Theater, Greta Gerwig chose “Annie Hall” as her fave breaking-up pic.
“Diane Keaton is ruminating about this past relationship and you get to see it as if she’s opening it like a box of memories so it’s suffused with sadness — but it doesn’t needle you to cry,” Gerwig said.
Having just worked on “To Rome With Love,” the thesp kept her “Annie Hall” crush to herself.
“I tried to act totally normal and not starstruck, which is hard to do,” Gerwig said of time spent with Woody Allen.
“Lola” director/co-writer Daryl Wein picked “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” as his best break-up movie while his co-writer, real-life companion and pic’s co-star, Zoe Lister Jones, went for “An Unmarried Woman.” “It’s the quintessential, most authentic movie about a single woman outside of ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary,’ ” she said.
Tony Danza, last to arrive at the screening, had the last word: “Neil Sedaka may be the smartest guy in the world: Breaking up is hard to do.”