Jennifer Lawrence stars in the Rated R comedy No Hard Feelings.
Known best for her Hunger Games films, Jennifer Lawrence produces and stars in No Hard Feelings. It is an R-rated comedy from director Gene Stupnitsky (Good Boys) and the co-writer of Bad Teacher. The film also stars Andrew Barth Feldman, Laura Benanti, Matthew Broderick, and Natalie Morales. It releases this week in theaters on June 23rd.
Maddie (Lawrence) thinks she’s found the answer to her financial troubles when she discovers an intriguing job listing: wealthy helicopter parents looking for someone to “date” their introverted 19-year-old son, Percy, and bring him out of his shell before he leaves for college. But awkward Percy proves to be more of a challenge than she expected, and time is running out before she loses it all.
Even though it’s a drama-comedy with some adult humor, it doesn’t rely too heavily on it. The movie follows the story from two different viewpoints, and Jennifer Lawrence showcases her comedic skills without any inhibitions. In a surprising and daring scene, she goes skinny dipping and fights off some drunk thieves who try to steal her clothes. In this movie, Feldman and Lawrence engage in shocking behavior while portraying an introverted 19-year-old who has much to learn before starting college. The movie has a 1980s feel to it but lacks humor and fails to exceed expectations as the story progresses and becomes more dramatic.
I give No Hard Feelings 3.5 out of 5 stars. Lawrence’s portrayal of a wild maneater and her strong comedic skills make for a refreshing experience for moviegoers. Read more Reviews on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our YouTube.