(2014)

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90
Shelton's comedy isn't just smart, but cheerfully wise; not just funny, but cleverly and endlessly so.
83
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.
82
Superbly written, handsomely made and full of terrific performances, Laggies is Shelton's best film to date.
75
It's a gentle, amiable, sincere little movie, and we could use about a hundred more Lynn Sheltons in this business, making movies that feel this lived in, this true.
70
If the narrative progression feels too tidy and circumscribed, Shelton's talent for bringing out the best in her actors remains satisfyingly intact.
70
More structure and polish doesn't keep Lynn Shelton's latest from being recognizably hers.
70
Even though Laggies is clearly well-intentioned - and the anxieties it tussles with are completely believable - the film is awkward in ways that are sometimes charming and sometimes off-putting.
60
The plot strong-arms the characters into increasingly contrived and overly familiar positions that leave you longing for the more relaxed vibe of Shelton's earlier films.
58
Its patchy tone, plot, characters and sympathies make for a film that's difficult to wholeheartedly endorse.
50
The movie's compromised tone, wavering between emo introspection and rom-com cuteness, is awkward in all the wrong ways.

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