Jennifer Lawrence has often had movie fans laughing with her vibrant personality on talk shows and the red carpet, but now she is going to star in No Hard Feelings, one of the few straight-up comedies in her career.
The Oscar-winning actress is pairing with the director of the hit comedy Good Boys for this R-rated comedy set to arrive in the middle of the summer blockbuster season, alongside many of the biggest new movies of 2023.
Here is everything you need to know about No Hard Feelings.
No Hard Feelings release date
You can see No Hard Feelings exclusively in movie theaters starting June 23 in the US. The comedy is now playing in cinemas in the UK.
Here's how to watch No Hard Feelings.
No Hard Feelings plot
No Hard Feelings is an original idea from Gene Stupnitsky and John Phillips that sees Lawrence's character have to try to bring an introverted young man out of his shell. Here is the official synopsis:
"On the brink of losing her childhood home, Maddie 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."
No Hard Feelings cast
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Maddie. No Hard Feelings is one of the first truly broad comedies that Lawrence has starred in, though she has shined in a number of movies that blend comedy and drama, including Don't Look Up, American Hustle and her Oscar-winning role in Silver Linings Playbook. She is also of course known for her work in franchises like X-Men and The Hunger Games. This is only the third movie since 2019 that Lawrence has starred in, but she has detailed how No Hard Feelings got her making movies again.
Playing Percy, the 19-year-old Lawrence's Maddie is tasked with to date, is Andrew Feldman. This is one of Feldman's biggest roles to date, though he has appeared in White Noise, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and had a bit of an internet sensation with Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical.
The rest of the cast features Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) and Laura Benanti (Life & Beth) as Percy's parents, Natalie Morales (Dead to Me) as Maddie's best friend Sara, as well as Hasan Minhaj (Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj), Scott MacArthur (Halloween Kills) and Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live).
Find out more about the No Hard Feelings cast here.
No Hard Feelings trailer
A new trailer for No Hard Feelings was released on May 25, asking how far you would go for a Buick Regal (Jennifer Lawrence's character would apparently do a lot). Watch the new trailer and the previously released red-bad trailer below:
Sony also shared this teaser video that highlights the reasons that No Hard Feelings has earned an R rating in the US:
Sack up. @NoHardFeelings is rated R for all the right reasons. 🚩See Jennifer Lawrence like you’ve never seen her before in #NoHardFeelings - exclusively in movie theaters June 23. pic.twitter.com/BFNa63mvU1June 5, 2023
No Hard Feelings reviews
The reviews are in for the Jennifer Lawrence comedy, including What to Watch's No Hard Feelings review, in which we praise Jennifer Lawrence's comedic talents, but does the rest of the movie live up to her work?
We'll let you know how the movie is scoring with other critics on Rotten Tomatoes when there are more in.
No Hard Feelings director
In addition to co-writing No Hard Feelings, Gene Stupnitsky is directing the comedy. This is only his second feature film following 2019's Good Boys, though Stupnitsky previously directed multiple episodes of The Office, as well as writing on the beloved TV comedy. Some of his other credits include writing Hello Ladies, Bad Teacher and Year One.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.