Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew Broderick star in No Hard Feelings, a comedic coming-of-age story with problematic elements
In the movie No Hard Feelings, Jennifer Lawrence stars as a 32-year-old woman who agrees to “date” a 19-year-old boy in order to save her house.
The movie has been praised for its performances, but it has also been criticized for its age gap, power imbalance, and deception.
The movie begins with Maddie (Lawrence) losing her job and her car.
She is desperate for money and agrees to a scheme proposed by the boy’s parents.
The boy, Ben (Andrew Barth Feldman), is a sweet and naive young man who is completely unaware of the true nature of their relationship.
Maddie and Ben start to develop real feelings for each other, but their relationship is, of course, complicated by the deception and the age gap.
The movie explores the themes of love, loss, and acceptance, but it also raises some difficult questions about consent and manipulation.
Viewers should be aware of these elements before watching the movie and will want to discuss them after seeing it.
Overall, the movie is a mixed bag, but some will find it fun to watch.
Get the movie on Amazon, if you’d like to see it for yourself!
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release Date 8/29/23
Maddie 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 a real challenge, and time is running out.
She has one summer to make him a man or lose it all.
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A Little Wrong: Making No Hard Feelings
Andrew Barth Feldman
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