Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sundance 2014: 'Laggies' Review

A big Lynn Shelton fan, I've wanted her to break through in a major way after Humpday and Your Sister's Sister. I was less disappointed by her follow-up film, Touchy Feely, than others were, but her latest, Laggies, is the one where I start to lose hope. More polished and tightly scripted than her earlier, better films, it stars Keira Knightley as a woman who refuses to grow up -- and decides to befriend a teen girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) who thinks she's super-cool. It's a cute, slight idea, but I wanted more. Here's my review.