Jennifer Lawrence has done just about everything there is to do. She’s won an Oscar, she’s starred in prestige dramas, big-budget studio franchises, sci-fi thrillers, and more. But we haven’t really seen her do raunchy R-rated comedy on the level that she will in No Hard Feelings.
Directed by Gene Stupnitsky, who directed Good Boys and penned Bad Teacher, so you get an idea of the tone, No Hard Feelings stars Lawrence as a woman who answers a Craigslist ad placed by a mother desperate for someone to date her son before college. Of course, this will go terribly wrong.
Lawrence is joined by Andrew Barth Feldman, Matthew Broderick, Natalie Morales, Laura Benanti, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Scott Macarthur, Kyle Mooney, Hasan Minhaj, Jarquez McClendon, and Alysia Joy Powell.
This is about as far away as you can get from Lawrence’s most recent film, the acclaimed drama Causeway which earned her co-star Brian Tyree Henry an Oscar nomination. Good to see Lawrence doing something that can just be fun and a bit silly without obvious awards aspirations.
No Hard Feelings opens on June 23rd.
On the brink of losing her childhood home, Maddie (Lawrence) discovers an intriguing job listing: wealthy helicopter parents looking for someone to “date” their introverted 19-year-old son, Percy, before he leaves for college. To her surprise, Maddie soon discovers the awkward Percy is no sure thing.