Run, Lola, Run

"Run, Lola, Run" has been around since 1998 and I FINALLY got around to watching it!

When it begins, the main character, Lola, played by German actress Franka Potente ("The Bourne Identity" and "The Bourne Supremacy") starts out in a pickle and has 20 minutes to solve a huge problem. Her boyfriend is in trouble and her scooter has just been stolen. She starts running and even with my math anxiety, I knew that 20 minutes wouldn't fill up a standard length film. By the time she is fatally shot, 20 minutes into the film, I was just a tad bewildered...

This thing is sorta like "Groundhog Day," "Sliding Doors" and "12:01." Things start over and in this particular case, the character doing the starting can remember lessons from the previous iterations. All in all, this is an exciting film with Ms. Potente doing a commendable job of running...and running...and running... Be advised though, it isn't nearly as boring as you might think.

LOVED the captions (the original dialogue is in German).

I liked it!