Welcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week.
The new trailer for Lynn Shelton’s Laggies does stumble into cheesy territory quite a bit, but the characters are so charming and the piece rocks such an upbeat, energetic pace that it’s impossible not to get caught up in the material. It’s also particularly well structured. In fact, the trailer has three acts. There’s the character-building portion that focuses on who Keira Knightley is and what’s going on in her world; there’s her effort to get away from it all, and then she comes to terms with it. Yes, there is a chance a format like that could spoil some twists and turns in the actual movie, but as far as this trailer goes, getting the opportunity to go on this little journey with Knightley makes the idea of spending more time with her character incredibly appealing.
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