A slice-of-life comedy about a woman on the edge with nowhere to go but over, Lazy Susan is a story about a spectacularly unmotivated woman for whom doing nothing is exhausting.


Nick Peet


Carrie Aizley (screenplay by), Sean Hayes (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Hayes ... Susan
Maria Shriver ... Self
Leah Huebner ... Ashley
Dominick LaRuffa Jr. ... Laney
Mariko Takai ... Joan
Danny Johnson ... Leon
Erica Hernandez ... Sari
Kiel Kennedy ... Cameron
Carrie Aizley ... Corrin
Jim Rash ... Phil
Margo Martindale ... Mary
Allison Janney ... Velvet
Timothy Woods ... Young Cameron
Carys McGrory ... Young Susan
Alex Herrald ... Dad


In "Lazy Susan," Susan has always been the self-centered oddball in her family, who lazily skated through life with their grudging support until one day she wakes up to realize she's middle-aged with no job, no relationship, and an increasingly estranged family. She finally decides to take charge and turn things around, but never having done anything herself before, the struggle is real (and hilarious) as Susan becomes the woman she always wanted to be, all on her own.

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Doing nothing is exhausting.




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People have a difficult time understanding these concepts, Often times people assume that if a cisgender actor is portraying a different gender than the one they are in real life they are automatically either playing a drag queen or a transgender person. Because of this the film's producers went out of their way in press releases and promotion to clarify that the character of Susan is a cisgender woman who happens to be portrayed by a cisgender man. See more »

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Quirky Sense
8 April 2020 | by GigilocCSee all my reviews

I understand the premise way too well. Unmotivated, unrealistic expectations for yourself, and then reality kicks in and it too late to fix the lost years that got away. Has its funny moments but the script was lacking, a little in backstory, as to the how she ended up with such a dreadful, meaningless life.

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Release Date:

3 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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