February 2, 2021
Fits the mold of a teen angst film, except the main character Megan is a clever twenty-something who never completely grew out of her angst.
September 6, 2019
A nicely polished example of familiarity, genuine with its intentions and generally pleasing.
April 3, 2019
Whilst we don't go to the movies to make friends, it's hard to relate with these character's mundane existential predicaments from such a distant vantage.
March 12, 2019
As I sat through [Lynn] Shelton's latest movie, Laggies, I couldn't help feeling deflated.
December 11, 2018
Shelton has a knack for filming the literal and figurative spaces between people, and Andrea Seigel's contrived (albeit likeable) script is at home in Shelton's navel-gazing universe.
December 8, 2018
LAGGIES operates in simple binaries that state being an adult is bad and being lost in a sea of teen angst is good.
August 22, 2018
The size of this story fit perfectly into the space of the film. Keira Knightley created a sympathetic character in circumstances that were kind of suspect.
March 17, 2018
It winds up indulging the very delusions that a good (not to mention realistic) script would puncture.
November 29, 2017
It's possible that Shelton put a little too much faith in Knightley's charm, and you can't really blame her.
August 16, 2016
Even if the film doesn't leave much to ponder past the closing credits, it's enjoyable while it's unfolding, doing justice to the strengths of Shelton's ever-expanding filmography.
June 21, 2016
Laggies soon goes off the rails, its plot becoming more contrived and characters increasingly erratic.
March 11, 2016
Plot implausibilities and Knightley's comedic deficiencies, however, ensure that proceedings never move much beyond the passable.
November 19, 2015
Every filmmaker is allowed a few career missteps. Lynn Shelton seems to have spent all hers on just one movie.
February 13, 2015
The limbo between adolescence and adulthood provokes a shrug
January 9, 2015
While a bit hard to buy as an unmotivated screw-up, Knightley gives Megan an endearing bouncy quality, which jibes with the movie's pleasant tone and helps viewers believe Craig's feelings for Megan.
January 9, 2015
A shrewd little dramedy directed by a woman, written by a woman and told from a woman's perspective, which on those merits alone constitutes a rare and special film worth seeing.
November 19, 2014
Capturing that particular age group, of those in their late 20s and early 30s, entering into adulthood with a certain reluctance and trepidation.
November 17, 2014
Shelton's comedy isn't just smart, but cheerfully wise; not just funny, but cleverly and endlessly so.