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.
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
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I never anticipated still having to find a place where I'd fit in by the time I was an adult either. I thought you automatically got one once you had a job and a family. But it's just you, alone.
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Don't lag in finding Laggies, its terrific; Hollywood has done us wrong by NOT producing more flicks like this
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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