Laggies (2014)

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Laggies (2014)
  • Time: 99 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Director: Lynn Shelton
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell

Storyline:

In 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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  • Megan (Keira Knightley) is 28 with an adoring boyfriend, an indulgent father, a worried mother, a group of friends entrenched in marriage, motherhood, and career advancement, and no motivation. She’s all too content to remain developmentally arrested, serving as a sign girl for her father’s company and lazing about at her parents’ home instead of seeing a career counselor.

    Her friend’s wedding unveils two surprises: a proposal from her longtime boyfriend, whose takeaway from a self-help seminar is to be less procrastinating; and her father in a compromising position. The shocks send her driving into the night and alighting upon a grocery-store parking lot where she agrees to buy some alcohol for a group of high schoolers led by Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz). She ends up spending half the night with them, drunkenly reflecting on how distant she feels from her friends: “Maybe they’re the ones that are telling the jokes and I’m the one missing them.”

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