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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
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

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

Goofs

The timer during the Skype call. 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 »

Connections

References The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Sure As Spring
Performed by La Luz
Written by Shana Cleveland & La Luz
Courtesy of Hardly Art and Sub Pop Publishing
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Kiera Sam and Chloe. Three extraordinary Actors. Director sucked me in and I was hooked
27 November 2015 | by Instant_PalmerSee all my reviews

Wasn't expecting to like this film as much as I did.

First, Sam Rockwell has got to be one of the best actors to work with. He is naturally cool and his confidence on screen must be contagious. Have never seen who put anything but an A-Game performance out there.

Second, no one plays the girl we all want to fall in love with (who is sincere, cool, fun, and romantic) than Kiera Knightley. Kiera and Sam? Would never see it working on paper. Totally worked on the screen.

Third, Chloe Grace Moretz is one fine young actress whose resume is amazing at such a young age. Expect to see Oscars on a frequent basis from her.

Finally, Lynn Shelton paces this film perfectly. Her best effort to date.

Nicely done! 👏👏👏


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