Monday, July 21, 2014
Laggies and The One I Love Trailers
One of my favorite films from this year's Sundance Festival lineup was Lynn Shelton's Laggies. This heartfelt comedy stars Keira Knightley as Megan, a twenty-something woman finding difficulty branching out from adolescence. And when Megan's longtime boyfriend decides to propose to her, she lies about going on a retreat and stays with a teenage girl she just met (Chloe Grace Moretz) in order to figure things out. As someone not too far removed from my late-twenties, Laggies proves to be a relatable film that helps define an ever-growing cultural trend.
Another Sundance selection has recently released its debut trailer, but it's one that I wasn't able to catch at this year's festival and that's Charlie McDowell's The One I Love. Indie stars Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss star as a struggling married couple who attempt to escape for a weekend and save their marriage. Instead, they find themselves confronted with a very unusual dilemma. With solid buzz surrounding the film and a unique style to go along with it, The One I Love presents plenty of intrigue and mystery to the rom-com genre.