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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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Lynn Shelton

Writer:

Andrea Seigel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rocki DuCharme Rocki DuCharme ... Teen Savannah
Sara Lynne Wright ... Teen Allison (as Sarah Lynne-Wright)
Larissa Schmitz ... Teen Megan
Phillip Abraham ... Teen Anthony
Ellie Kemper ... Allison
Maura Lindsay Maura Lindsay ... Teen Danielle
Keira Knightley ... Megan
Sara Coates ... Savannah
Kirsten deLohr Helland Kirsten deLohr Helland ... Danielle
Mark Webber ... Anthony
Eric Riedmann Eric Riedmann ... Matt
Louis Hobson ... Theo
Jeff Garlin ... Ed
Jodi Thelen ... Linda
Basil Harris ... Wedding DJ
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A comedy about acting your age and other adult decisions

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Encalhados See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,139, 26 October 2014

Gross USA:

$1,066,981

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,379,154
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shelley is a California Desert Tortoise. She was a class pet in a Seattle middle school at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

Ed seems to refer to a "statue of limitations" instead of a "statute of limitations"; being a lawyer he should definitely know better. (It is possible that he did say statute just indistinctly.) See more »

Quotes

Bethany: What does she expect?
Megan: That you serve some lemonade, and you ask her five to ten questions about her life.
Bethany: [pause] Treat somebody badly enough you just assume they'll be happy to let you go.
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Alternate Versions

Italian DVD is about 2 minutes longer. The scene that starts during the opening titles goes on and then cuts to where the US version starts showing a "10 Years Later" sign. Another brief conversation scene is from a different take and has a different, longer dialogue. Running time of Italian DVD, which is PAL, is 1:37:02. In NTSC that translates to 1:41:10. US edition is 1:39.13. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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April Fool
Written by Jeff Anderson, Garrett Croxon, Brady Harvey and Jessi Reed
Performed by Tea Cozies
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Don't lag in finding Laggies, its terrific; Hollywood has done us wrong by NOT producing more flicks like this
11 August 2015 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Megan (Keira Knightley) has been part of a group of eight friends since childhood. Six of the members have married off between them. However, Megan and her "partner" have lagged behind. In addition to this, Megan is confused about continuing her chosen profession in marital counseling, as she is having a total quarter life crisis. Lo and behold, at another wedding, Megan's beau gets down on one knee. In a panic, Megan secretly leaves the reception and ends up near a carryout, where Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz) is waiting, with friends, to find a stooge to buy booze for them. Its Megan. She agrees to do so, with some scruples. Soon, a friendship develops between the older gal and the high school student. Thus, Annika asks Megan to pose as her divorced mother in a counseling session at school while Megan asks Annika if she can lay low at her house for a week, avoiding her almost-fiancé. It happens but Annika's DAD, Craig (Sam Rockwell) has to give his permission first. This offbeat, divorce lawyer is skeptical but Megan wins him over. Now, Annika and Megan both have each other to "find their ways" respectively. Hold on, what if Megan's search leads her to fall for someone else? This lovely, inventive movie should have been given big advertising bucks when it was released but, as it was, no one discovered it. In my town, Toledo, it was around for a solitary week. I missed it, so thank heavens for libraries. Knightley, Moretz, and Rockwell are flat-out wonderful while the supporting players do nice jobs, too. Scenery, costumes, the tremendous script and the comical direction make Laggies a total delight. Don't lag, folks, this one is meant to be seen ASAP.


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