DVD Review: Laggies
Quarter life crisis
Megan (Keira Knightley) is 28 years old and still not sure what she wants to do with her life. She went to college, got a degree, and ended up not liking her field. She's been with her boyfriend, Anthony (Mark Webber) since they were in high school. After he proposes to her, she flakes and crosses paths with Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz) a teenager she buys alcohol for on a whim. She decides to lay low with Annika and her divorced father, Craig. (Sam Rockwell)
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this movie. I can't fully relate to Megan, though I think it's natural that we all sort of regress a little here and there. I could never befriend Annika the way she did, but at the same time the movie really hammers in the fact that Megan's adult friends are the worst. It's easy to see why she would be attracted to a man that looks like Sam Rockwell. I would be, but I ended up feeling bad for her actual boyfriend who seemed like a pretty stellar and caring guy.
I adore director Lynn Shelton, and I wish I could've enjoyed this a little more. The actors do a great job. Knightley, Rockwell, and Webber are always wonderful, and her American accent is on point. This is the first time I didn't hate Moretz in something, and Kaitlyn Denver makes a small appearance as well. It's definitely not a bad movie. I wouldn't even call it a mediocre movie, I just had trouble connecting to it.
Recommended: Yes, maybe it will work better for you then it did for me.
Memorable Quote: "Now that I'm actually doing this, I feel like going to throw up." - Megan (Keira Knightley)