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Jennifer Lawrence avoids losing the family home by dating a wealthy albeit socially awkward teen in the red tape trailer for No hard feelingsthe actress’ first foray into non-doomsday big screen comedy.
After an ex-boyfriend/tow truck driver (played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach) repossess her car, Lawrence’s Maddie – a now-unemployed Uber driver – discovers a Craigslist ad placed by two wealthy parents (Matthew Broderick and Laura Benanti) . ) looking for a woman to “date” their college-bound Percy in exchange for a new car; the definition of “date” is loosely deciphered.
With her house on the line as well, Maddie gets the job, only to discover that Percy is “unfucking”. What follows is a series of events that slowly, over the course of the red tape trailer, push Percy out of his shell.
No hard feelings, directed by Gene Stupnitsky and co-produced by Lawrence, also stars Natalie Morales, Andrew Feldman, Hasan Minhaj and Kyle Mooney. The comedy hits theaters on June 23.
The film marks Lawrence’s first outright comedy since her starring role in 2010 Winter flounder; the actress has dabbled in dramas with comedic elements (Silver Linings Playbook, Joy) and black comedies (Don’t look up, American hustle), but this is the first time Lawrence has ever asked to touch someone’s wiener on screen.