Being an infantile woman myself, I am always drawn to films starring infantile female protagonists. In Laggies, Keira Knightley plays exactly that. Megan (Knightley) is a 28 year old woman who doesn’t want to grow up. After her longtime boyfriend pops the question, Megan rejects the proposal and prospect of adulthood in favor of befriending 16 year old Annika (Moretz) and hiding out with her and her father (Sam Rockwell). Unsurprisingly, self-discovery and hijinks ensue.
As overdone as this plot may be, the performances look like they might make Laggies worth a watch. As someone who’s never been blown away by Knightley in the past, I found her performance in this trailer (and her impressive American accent) incredibly charming. Plus Sam Rockwell is always a joy to star at.
Laggies opens September 26th.[Via Collider]