Excerpt: Indy director Lynn Shelton takes a giant step towards, be careful what you wish for, mainstream success with her latest outing, “Laggies,” a likeable and perceptive comedy that could, damn it, actually (gasp) make money. This is the first movie Shelton’s directed that she didn’t write herself, but it isn’t hard to see what she might have liked in the screenplay by promising newcomer Andrea Siegel.
Excerpt: Much like its central slacker—or “laggie”—this coming-of-age/romantic-comedy hybrid is simultaneously charming and annoying. Luckily, “Laggies” is better for the dexterous cast it has assembled.
Excerpt: What impresses most about Laggies is how it manages to be familiar and yet wholly avoid clichés at the same time. Shelton’s film resembles any number of mainstream fish-out-of-water stories, but her easygoing presentation and sharp eye for where the humor goes manages to make Laggies feel fresh.
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Excerpt: No one in Say When is a particularly difficult or frustrating character, but they’re somehow fascinating nonetheless, with the three central performers drawing out the tangle of strange motivations and secrets with results that often seem improvised.