Have you ever wished you could just take a time out on being an adult? What if you could run away and take a week off from big, scary life-changing decisions? Well, that's exactly what the unambitious anti-heroine of Laggies manages in the trailer above!
Keira Knightley stars in this indie dramedy as Megan, a grown woman who is not ready to grow up. She embarrasses her peer (Ellie Kemper) by tweaking the nipples of a giant Buddha statue. She relishes in make-your-own-pizza night with her dad, and literally runs away from her boyfriend (Mark Webber, because of course) when he earnestly proposes. But where can she go? Why not to the home of a teenager who she bought some beer for once?
Chloe Grace Moretz co-stars as Annika, a teen who is totally cool with giving Megan a place to crash for a week of figuring out what she wants in life. Less cool with this development is Annika's dad Craig, played by Sam Rockwell. While he's initially concerned about having this weird woman in his home, he is soon won over by Megan's charms. And who could blame him? She looks like Keira Knightley! And she's got an adorable American accent.
Laggies is the latest film from Lynn Shelton, who has previously created such celebrated comedies as Hump Day and Your Sister's Sister. Shelton's follow-up to the lesser acclaimed Touchy Feely made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last January, where it was called "superbly written," "charming," and "a feel-good, crowd-pleaser comedy."
To that end, here's its suitably charming poster for Laggies, which features the turtle teased up top.
We first got word about Laggies in the fall of 2011, when Shelton was suggesting it might be her follow-up to Your Sister's Sister. Of course, instead she moved to Touchy Feely. However, Laggies returned to our radar in early 2013, when Anne Hathaway was in talks to front the dramedy. At this time, Chloe Moretz, Sam Rockwell, and Mark Webber were also in negotiations. While they stuck around through the summer shoot, Shelton lost Hathaway to Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. But Hathaway's loss was Knightley's gain.
Laggies went on to lens in Seattle, Washington that June, wrapping by the start of July. The following January came its Sundance debut, and now this fall we'll get a chance to see what all the buzz is about when Laggies hits theaters on September 26th.