Movie Review: A24's #Laggies


Release Date: October 24th 2014
Director: Lynn Shelton
Writer: Andrea Seigel
Main Cast: Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol, and Kaitlyn Dever
Genres: Comedy | Romance
MPAA Rating: Rated R for language, some sexual material and teen partying
Studio: A24 Films

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SYNOPSIS: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind – while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart (Mark Webber) proposes, Megan panics and– given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week – hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell)

I had the wonderful opportunity to preview ‘Laggies’ which stars Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell.

Keira Knightley, who is best known for her role in movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and Pride and Prejudice, fits like a snug pair of gloves in this role as Megan a twenty-something woman who is not in any hurry to be a grown up.

Megan, her high-school sweetheart and her bff’s have long since graduated. New jobs, families and grown-up responsibilities fill their days now. Well, not Megan’s days, she prefers to spend her days hiding out at her parent’s home watching television.

Megan unexpectedly friends Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her group of friends. One problem, they are all still in high- school. Things take an interesting turn when Megan’s boyfriend proposes to her and she is confronted with what she fears the most, her future. Her solution? Megan decides to take a break to decide her next steps in life. She has and extended sleep over at Annika’s house and things get slightly more complicated when Annika’s dad (Sam Rockwell) finds her camping out in his daughter’s room.

Laggies was funny, it was touching and completely adorable. Megan’s quirkiness made her easy to relate to and the chemistry between Keira and Chloe was spot on! Laggies reminds us that it’s ok to slow down in life and not take yourself so seriously, to have fun, to live a little and take time to feed the turtles!

Here is a picture from Laggies "Girls Night Out" event I attended before screening.
A photo posted by Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight (@twilightsdance) on

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