THE QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS EXPERIENCED BY MEGAN IN LYNN SHELTON’S LAGGIES

Atika Nur Hidayah

Abstract


Laggies (2014) is an independent movie directed by young director Lynn Shelton and writer
Andrea Siegel. Laggies tells the story of Megan who experiences quarter-life crisis. Quarterlife
crisis
is
a
period
of constant
change,
instability,
and
identity
confusion.
It
hits
young
adult

in
the
age
of
early
20s
until
early
30s
where
the
adolescence
transforms
into
the
adulthood.
In

the
movie
Laggies,
the
main
character,
Megan
suffers
from
quarter-life
crisis
in
which
she
is

in
her
mid-20s
but

she does not know what she wants to do for her future. In this thesis, the
writer will describe the intrinsic aspects, which are narrative and cinematography elements
and extrinsic aspect of the movie which is the quarter-life crisis experienced by the character.
The objective of this study is to explain the quarter-life crisis experienced by the character in
the movie Laggies. The method used in collecting the data is library research while the
approach used is exponential approach to describe the intrinsic aspects and social
psychological approach to describe the extrinsic aspects. The result of this thesis is that
Megan in the movie Laggies has finally overcome her quarter-life crisis and lived according
to her interest and values of life.


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