Even if the film doesn't leave much to ponder past the closing credits, it's enjoyable while it's unfolding, doing justice to the strengths of Shelton's ever-expanding filmography.
Shelton's comedy isn't just smart, but cheerfully wise; not just funny, but cleverly and endlessly so.
Shelton opts for a simple shooting style that emphasizes relationships and dialogue rather than trying to call attention to the filmmaker's talent.
We understand, you're having trouble growing up. Get on with it, and while you're doing so, amuse us. Luckily, the movie does a pretty good job at that while keeping things overly safe for its hapless heroine, Megan, played by Keira Knightley.
J. R. Jones
This is the first feature that the talented Lynn Shelton has directed from someone else's script, and it often seems like a premise trying to graduate into an actual story.
"Laggies" demonstrates that childhood is tough, but adulthood gives you a real drubbing.
A familiar story, albeit from a fresh female perspective and enlivened by a fine cast.
By dint of its on-screen talent, "Laggies" qualifies as a genial, puttering indie with a starrier cast.
"Laggies" is the kind of indie film that gives the genre a bad name.