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“Laggies” Gets UK Release Date and New Title

Last week it was announced that Laggies had been given a release date and a new title of Say When for its UK distribution:

Lynn Shelton’s Laggies, starring Keira Knightly and Chloe Grace Moretz, is to be retitled Say When for its UK release.

Say When, being released in the US under its original title Laggies, is set to open across the UK through Icon Film Distribution on Oct 10.

Directed by Lynn Shelton, the film received its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

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First ‘Laggies’ Reviews and a New Still

A new still for Laggies has been released (check it large in our gallery), and also the first reviews are being published. Check some excerpts below:

It takes some funny eyes-askance interrogation from Rockwell to remind us just how questionable it is for a 28 year-old to start going to high school keggers and having slumber parties with a teenager. Knightley’s performance, convincingly desperate for anything that might point in a promising direction, makes sense of it while it’s happening. Seigel’s script earns its share of laughs while drawing not-too-blunt parallels between the adolescent dramas Megan witnesses and the difficulties she herself is having. Some kind of romantic collision between Megan and Craig is inevitable from their first scenes together, and the film integrates that unwise attraction into teen-movie shenanigans nicely. [The Hollywood Reporter]

This contains a little more about the movie (with some kind of spoilers):

Perhaps more troubling are some of the film’s messages. The movie definitely has a sympathetic ear for the twentysomething struggling to find themselves in a world that’s always looking for conventional trajectories of jobs, success and financial stability. Unsure of everything and what she wants to do with her life, and unwilling to face anything head on, it forces Megan to be more alienated from all the adults around. And it’s here where the movie finds something of value to say (and perhaps makes it more plausible that she’s living on the floor of a random teenager friend’s house). The problem is as Megan begins to discover who she is and what she wants out of life, the character reveals herself to be a borderline dysfunctional sociopath trampling all of those around her. Megan hides herself away from her fiancé to live with a teenager she barely knows and then start an illicit romance with her emotionally wounded father, eventually betraying them both. [The Playlist]

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A24 Acquires ‘Laggies,’ Aims for a Summer Release

“Laggies,” the romantic dramedy directed by Lynn Shelton and starring Keira Knightley, was acquired on Sunday morning by A24, which purchased North American rights for about $2 million.

Several other buyers, including Open Road, had expressed interest in the film, which received mostly positive reviews after its Sundance premiere on Friday night. A24 is considering a summer 2014 release.

The quirky love story also co-stars Sam Rockwell, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell. Variety critic Justin Chang called Knightley’s performance “delightfully loose-limbed.”

The deal was finalized by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA. International rights will be handled by the Solution.