Review: “Laggies.”

Laggies is the latest comedy about a lazy millennial who would rather drift through life than be productive or, you know, commit to anything. The sub-genre is in danger of becoming insufferable – we’re already getting diminishing marginal returns from Greta Gerwig comedies – yet the formula has potential as long as there’s warmth and insight. In the hands of Lynn Shelton, a smart director who got her start in mumblecore before directing episodes of sitcoms like New Girl, the material is never exactly cloying, only predictable. Screenwriter Andrea Seigel may hit one predictable note after another, but she gives her characters enough depth so that we understand their choices, and see how they think. Laggies is more involving than it needs to be.

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