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Laggies (2014)

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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'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 Anne Campbell

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A comedy about acting your age and other adult decisions

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexual material and teen partying | See all certifications »

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24 October 2014 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$69,726 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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$440,338 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Shelley is a California Desert Tortoise. She was a class pet in a Seattle middle school at the time of filming. See more »

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The position of Megan's scarf during the parent teacher meeting. See more »

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[last lines]
Megan: So, did you her the one about the grown woman who fell in love with the really pissed off lawyer?
Craig: Is it funny?
Megan: It's really funny.
Craig: Come here.
Megan: [steps in side] Close the door.
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References The Vanishing American (1925) See more »

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La Tracicion
Written by Javier Fioramonti and Tony Herschmann
Courtesy of DeWolfe Music USA, Inc.
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Quirky commentary on quarter-life crisis - funny indie, almost too real.
13 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Laggies would have been too big a mirror put up to my twenty-something crises-ed life were it not for the comedic value of the whole she-bang.

That's mildly dramatic but really Laggies is a very original take on the quarter-life crises beseeching the Millennial generation.

Megan (Keira Knightley) is an underachieving twenty-something resigned to an underwhelming existence of still dating her high school boyfriend and working for her father. Her friends are all doing the things you're supposed to be doing when you are in your mid-to-late twenties: getting married, having babies, buying a house, etcetera etctera. With a quarter-life crisis imminently on the horizon, Megan retreats to the home of new found friend Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz), a sixteen year old high school student.

The term Laggies comes from Megan's profoundly underwhelming inferior performance in life below her potential. She is in this debilitatingly immobilizing limbo of the mid-twenties when, having done what you thought you were supposed to do and following the path you thought you were supposed to follow, you find yourself 'here' but 'here' isn't where you want to be. Andrea Seigel's screenplay does a good job of satirically making fun of the trends Milennials are doing nowadays as they 'play' house – like first dances and potential baby names.

A good movie will have characters and themes you can identify with, that will help put a mirror to life and help you engage with the narrative. For some 20-somethings most of the film and Keira Knightley's portrayal of an existential crisis may be a bit too close for comfort. Thankfully Chloe Grace Moretz's character has a dad played by Sam Rockwell. Rockwell is the shining light of a comic savior within the film and lifts up the depressing moments of story to a entertainingly watchable movie.

Laggies is a fun one-time watch for 20-somethings to realize they could be more messed up and to find the humor within the perplexities of burgeoning adulthood.

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