Being a member of the FYA Book Club is a pretty sweet deal. Not only do you get to IRL-squee with fellow YA fans that are a little less Y and a little more A, but there's always someone to attend bookish events, stage ridic photos, or just partake in general shenanigans with you.
For the Atlanta chapter, the FYABC perks also include free advance screening passes! They were one of the select cities who went to the If I Stay screenings (with bonus swag!). Thanks to our friends at A24 Films, Atlanta FYABC is heading back to the theatre -- this time, for Laggies! (Um, why can't we ALL be in Atlanta FYABC?! Geography, schmeography.)
Laggies stars Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz (whose hometown is Atlanta!), and Sam Rockwell in what surely must be a fierce competition to charm the pants off of the audience. Check out the trailer and synopsis!
In Theaters Nationwide on November 7, 2014
Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind – while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart (Mark Webber) proposes, Megan panics and– given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week – hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell).
Lynn Shelton, whose unique directorial voice created such astutely observed comedies as Your Sister's Sister and Humpday, crafts a sweet, romantic coming-of-age comedy about three people who find their lives intertwined in the most unconventional way as they make through the imperfect realities of modern day life. Keira Knightley shines as Megan, a rare female slacker hero who shows us that while you never stop growing up, you can choose stop lagging, and start living on your terms.
Have a great time at the screening, Atlanta FYABC! And be sure to give us the lowdown on the movie! We'll just be here, sulking about how you get to see Laggies early and we don't, NO BIG DEAL.