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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.

Director:

Lynn Shelton

Writer:

Andrea Seigel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... 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

Taglines:

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:

$69,726, 31 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$440,338, 7 November 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rebecca Hall turned down the lead role to star in Transcendence (2014). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Megan: It's not gonna make any sense, so just fucking sue me. I'm sorry, that wasn't meant to be a lawyer joke.
Craig: It's not a joke if it's not insulting.
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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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Super Diana
Written by Reg Tilsley
Courtesy of DeWolfe Music USA, Inc.
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Enjoyable
1 February 2015 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a woman who escapes from her life and finds companionship with a teenage girl, after her boyfriend proposes to her during her best friend's wedding.

"Laggies" shows Megan as a person who runs from the things she want in her life. She strikes up an unlikely friendship with a teenage girl, and they both help each other grow. Another subplot is a romantic comedy subplot between Megan and the lonely lawyer, which I think is more engaging than the main plot. Sam Rockwell is charming as a lonely lawyer, and he is a good match with Keira Knightley in this film. I would have liked to see more of this subplot, and I would not even mind if the story is changed to a romantic comedy between these two!


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