Laggies Trailer Crashes On The ‘Net’s Couch

Keira Knightley hangs with the kids today

Laggies Trailer Crashes On The 'Net's Couch

by James White |
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For some people, the term “mid-life” crisis conjures visions of blokes with bad comb-overs ditching long-suffering wives for pneumatic new models and buying sports cars. But life crises can happen at any time, as Keira Knightley’s Megan learns in Lynn Shelton’s new film Laggies.

Megan would appear to be a carefree young woman on the cusp of 30 with her life in good order. She has a devoted boyfriend in Anthony (Mark Webber) who is ready to propose. But Megan’s suddenly panicked that this is everything her life will ever be, and runs off.

She ends up hanging out with teenager Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell). Soon, Megan’s experiencing her youth once again, even if that does include making out with Craig. Then there’s her friend Allison (Ellie Kemper) who disapproves of Megan’s new lifestyle…

Shelton, the director of Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister and Touchy Feely, tends to specialise in these focused character tales, and she’s certainly scored a good cast to bring them to life this time.

Laggies is set for release on October 10 in the UK (where it may go by a different name; we'll update you on that when we hear it) and October 24 in the US. To hear Knightley talk about the film – including the meaning of that title – listen to the **Empire Podcast **below.

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