LaggiesIn the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.
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Directors of "Laggies"Lynn Shelton
Creators of "Laggies"Andrea Seigel
Critic Reviews of "Laggies"indieWireAugust 16, 2016
Even if the film doesn't leave much to ponder past the closing credits, it's enjoyable while it's unfolding, doing justice to the strengths of Shelton's ever-expanding filmography.TheWrapNovember 17, 2014
Shelton's comedy isn't just smart, but cheerfully wise; not just funny, but cleverly and endlessly so.ReelViewsNovember 06, 2014
Shelton opts for a simple shooting style that emphasizes relationships and dialogue rather than trying to call attention to the filmmaker's talent.Boston GlobeNovember 06, 2014
We understand, you're having trouble growing up. Get on with it, and while you're doing so, amuse us. Luckily, the movie does a pretty good job at that while keeping things overly safe for its hapless heroine, Megan, played by Keira Knightley.Chicago ReaderNovember 06, 2014
This is the first feature that the talented Lynn Shelton has directed from someone else's script, and it often seems like a premise trying to graduate into an actual story.Minneapolis Star TribuneNovember 06, 2014
"Laggies" demonstrates that childhood is tough, but adulthood gives you a real drubbing.The Film StageJune 21, 2016
Laggies soon goes off the rails, its plot becoming more contrived and characters increasingly erratic.Sunday Independent (Ireland)March 11, 2016
Plot implausibilities and Knightley's comedic deficiencies, however, ensure that proceedings never move much beyond the passable.Kansas City StarNovember 19, 2015
Every filmmaker is allowed a few career missteps. Lynn Shelton seems to have spent all hers on just one movie.Movie HabitFebruary 13, 2015
The limbo between adolescence and adulthood provokes a shrugSan Francisco ExaminerJanuary 09, 2015
While a bit hard to buy as an unmotivated screw-up, Knightley gives Megan an endearing bouncy quality, which jibes with the movie's pleasant tone and helps viewers believe Craig's feelings for Megan.Consequence of SoundJanuary 09, 2015
A shrewd little dramedy directed by a woman, written by a woman and told from a woman's perspective, which on those merits alone constitutes a rare and special film worth seeing.
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