Jennifer Lawrence has played dysfunctional characters before, but nothing quite like the hot mess she plays in No Hard Feelings. The R-rated sex comedy finds Lawrence as Maddie, a failing Uber driver with no car, who answers an ad to “date” an overprotected 19-year-old man in exchange for a pricey new Buick Regal. I mean, cars don’t just grow on trees. Get it how you can.
The film is directed by Gene Stupnitsky, the same filmmaker behind another R-rated hit comedy, 2019’s Good Boys. And judging by the trailer, the lowbrow humor is on the same level. Frankly, I think it’s great to see Lawrence having some fun in a movie that isn’t aiming to be an award winner.
Also starring Andrew Barth Feldman, Matthew Broderick, Laura Benanti, Natalie Morales, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Hasan Minhaj, No Hard Feelings opens 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. She has one summer to make him a man or lose it all.