Laggies (2014) torrent download

Laggies

2014

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

6.4

Synopsis

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.

Director

Lynn Shelton

Cast

Keira Knightley
as Megan Burch
Chloë Grace Moretz
as Annika Hunter
Sam Rockwell
as Craig Hunter
Ellie Kemper
as Allison
Mark Webber
as Anthony
Jeff Garlin
as Ed Burch

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ArchonCinemaReviews 7 /10

Quirky commentary on quarter-life crisis - funny indie, almost too real.

Laggies would have been too big a mirror put up to my twenty-something crises-ed life were it not for the comedic value of the whole she-bang.

That's mildly dramatic but really Laggies is a very original take on the quarter-life crises beseeching the Millennial generation.

Megan (Keira Knightley) is an underachieving twenty-something resigned to an underwhelming existence of still dating her high school boyfriend and working for her father. Her friends are all doing the things you're supposed to be doing when you are in your mid-to-late twenties: getting married, having babies, buying a house, etcetera etctera. With a quarter-life crisis imminently on the horizon, Megan retreats to the home of new found friend Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz), a sixteen year old high school student.

The term Laggies comes from Megan's profoundly underwhelming inferior performance in life below her potential. She is in this debilitatingly immobilizing limbo of the mid-twenties when, having done what you thought you were supposed to do and following the path you thought you were supposed to follow, you find yourself 'here' but 'here' isn't where you want to be. Andrea Seigel's screenplay does a good job of satirically making fun of the trends Milennials are doing nowadays as they 'play' house – like first dances and potential baby names.

A good movie will have characters and themes you can identify with, that will help put a mirror to life and help you engage with the narrative. For some 20-somethings most of the film and Keira Knightley's portrayal of an existential crisis may be a bit too close for comfort. Thankfully Chloe Grace Moretz's character has a dad played by Sam Rockwell. Rockwell is the shining light of a comic savior within the film and lifts up the depressing moments of story to a entertainingly watchable movie.

Laggies is a fun one-time watch for 20-somethings to realize they could be more messed up and to find the humor within the perplexities of burgeoning adulthood.

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Reviewed by phd_travel 9 /10

Likable characters make this surprisingly enjoyable

There is a winning quality to this romantic comedy about a girl in her 20s (Knightley) in a bit of a mid 20s crisis after being proposed to by her boyfriend. She befriends a teenage girl (Moretz) and her divorced father (Rockwell). It starts off a bit slow but then you realize gradually the characters are all quite likable even when they are doing something wrong. This understated treatment of the more serious moments makes it more effective especially the visit to the mother (Mol). Avoids melodrama which would have spoilt the tone of the movie.

Keira Knightley makes her 20s finding herself girl surprisingly sympathetic and identifiable. Throughout her mistakes you still root for her. Chloe Grace Moretz is a standout as always. She gives a sensitive performance and doesn't overact. Amidst all the recent movies a likable teenager character on film is kind of rare. Sam Rockwell plays the father quite charmingly.

Overall one the better indie rom coms of late and worth a watch.

Reviewed by inkblot11 9 /10

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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