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.
Megan's approaching 30 with a good degree and a boyfriend in hand, but when he proposes at her friend's wedding and everyone seems to think that the best way to advance in her career is to take a seminar where you find out what animal you are, Megan's understandably feeling lost. After meeting teenagers who want her to buy them beer, Megan is drawn into 16-year-old Annika's simpler life. She ends up moving in with Annika and her single father, juggling the life of a teen and that of an adult, two romantic interests, and the feeling of lagging behind. Written by
Shelley is a California Desert Tortoise. She was a class pet in a Seattle middle school at the time of filming. See more »
The check note on the wine box is picked up by Sam Rockwell and he re-enters the house. In the next shot the note is attached to the wine box. See more »
During mediation my client agreed to give back two of her handguns to her husband, and now shes decided they were anniversary gifts to her.
Wow, that's romantic. Are you gonna win?
I hope so, because it would kill me to see a mother separated from her guns.
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At its core, Laggies is a coming of age drama that depicts real life
dilemmas and weighty matters in a convincingly unmanufactured way.
Megan Birch (Keira Knightley) is a woman in her late 20s who suddenly
has an epiphany that catalyzes a string of events that help her
contextualize her life journey. Megan's sobering realization she may be
headed down the road to conformity like her absent-minded "friends"
terrifies her, so she embarks on a fun, offbeat vacation from
In the process, the audience is exposed to a range of sentiments that
vary wildly from bubbly humor to downright melancholic. Keira envelops
Megan in a sophisticated and compelling enough a manner that enables
the film to carry on without any fear of emotional deficiencies. Her
character's flaws only served to humanize her and give her acerbic
charm. To me, Keira was the absolute standout in the film. Keira's
emotions, facial, and body language in many of the scenes have so much
unrehearsed honesty that it is truly moving to behold. I don't think
she could have done a better job if she tried. I do think the
supporting roles could have been afforded more character development,
especially in the case with Sam Rockwell. But anyone unaffected by ANY
of the performances in the film will be doing themselves injustice
because Laggies demands a a fair amount of vulnerability on the
audience's behalf for any of the themes to have internal relevance.
I did have grave issues with the conflict-resolution, namely the finale
that seemed unnecessarily idealized in an otherwise grounded screenplay
. Although I feel that the peculiarity of the conclusion was a bit
heavy handed for my taste, its awkwardness is forgiven due to the
execution of everything else. Laggies commends those who are
unapologetic about their life decisions so long as they inspire
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