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The life of a female slacker is examined in this comedy

click to enlarge Laggies film, Keira Knightle

At nearly 30, Megan (Keira Knightley) is emotionally careless and still treading water in suburban Seattle. But a chance encounter with Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz), a teenager looking for an older female in her life, provides the impetus for Megan to finally grow up. Or perhaps not, since Megan really digs regressing back to teen-age hang-out behavior, though her adult side is intrigued by Annika's acerbic dad (Sam Rockwell). Lynn Shelton's double-header coming-of-age tale is sweet, funny and frequently insightful. The three leads all deliver engaging and believable performances, though it's hard to salvage some of the rom-com clichés that bog down the final reel. But don't let the eye-rolling ending stop you from enjoying this fun little character study.



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