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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Laggies (2014)

This is a movie about the phenomenon of floating, drifting, being directionless in life.  It is an incredibly gentle spin on the topic of not knowing what you want to do and where you want to go in life. 

Keira Knightley is the lead in this romantic comedy, and she pull sit off beautifully.  She meets Chloe Grace Moritz' character outside a convenience store, and agrees to buy them alcohol even though they are clearly underage.  They are  understandably grateful, so when Knightley shows up on Moritz' doorstep asking for a place to stay for a week, she doesn't so much think it is weird that a 20+ year old would want to stay with a teenager, but rather how she is going to pull it off. Moritz' father is more suspicious, but Knightley is so disarming and genuine that he comes to believe her, and then to be grateful to her.  The experience of living for a brief period of time outside her usual routine opens Knightley eyes to her situation and what she needs to do to change it.  This is a light and charming movie.

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