Keira Knightley lifts young-adult comedy

November 6, 2014 8:21 PM

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There's a feeling of contrivance about "Laggies," with characters being thrown together who wouldn't be thrown together, and events that string along that would never be allowed to happen. But Keira Knightley holds the whole contraption together with a performance of spontaneity and offhand inspiration.

To think of the making of this movie is to envy director Lynn Shelton. It must be a wonderful thing to look through a camera or stare at a monitor and watch an actress save your whole movie. Knightley, scene by scene, makes something rich out of something plain and something human out of something m...

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