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Film Review - Laggies


Lynn Shelton’s career has offered intimate comedies founded on uncomfortable events. She’s good with neuroses and terrific with actors, making potentially awkward pictures such as “Humpday” and “Your Sister’s Sister” meaningful with her attention to character, making sure to dial down the cute. “Laggies” isn’t a significant change of pace for the helmer, but it does represent a slow side step toward mainstream acceptance for the once steadfastly independent filmmaker, who makes her version of a romantic comedy with the feature, albeit one that identifies with crippling anxiety and celebrates the rotten layers that form bad decisions. Frequently humorous and sharply observed, “Laggies” may not have the grit typically associated with Shelton’s work, but it preserves a sweet spot of complex behavior and retains a whole lot of charm. Read the rest at


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