Film fans are grossed out by age-gap in new Jennifer Lawrence movie
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In case you hadn't heard, Jennifer Lawrence has got a new movie coming out.
And it's safe to say that it's a bit different to her usual stuff:
In her upcoming release, No Hard Feelings, the X-Men: First Class star plays Maddie, a woman who's down on her luck and in need of some cash, quickly.
And hilarity ensues when she's hired by a mum and dad to try and seduce their 'un-f**kable' 19-year-old son, played by Andrew Garth Feldman.
The synopsis reads: "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."
The trailer for the comedy was released this week, with fans very much divided on how they felt about it.
Everyone was pretty surprised with the artistic choice by Lawrence, considering some of her previous roles, which you'd consider to be on the more serious side.
However, while some were super-excited for it to hit the big screen, others felt pretty uncomfortable about the whole thing.
There were many out there who just didn't like the idea of a 32-year-old woman being paid to try and sleep with a teenager, suggesting that if the roles were reversed, it wouldn't get made today.
"First, I adore Jennifer Lawrence, so don’t start," opened one critic. "But a thirty two year old woman getting compensated to “date” and “date hard” an eighteen year old boy? All with the okay of mom and dad.
"I wonder if it’d be just as “funny” if it was a 32 year old man and an 18 year old girl."
Responding to someone claiming that the movie was a sign 'real cinema' was 'back', another commented: "Except she's 32 trying to sexually coerce a 19 year old and it's super uncomfortable?????
"I don't know how anyone WASN'T uncomfy watching this. Other than the fact that Jennifer Lawrence looks hot, this is a no. They literally just could've made his character older or hers younger."
"Would the humour still land for you if this was a man in their 30s dating a 19 year old girl?" asked one. "I think it would be getting torn to shreds."
While another added: "This movie is gonna get trounced and hated on. Bad bad idea for a movie, good gawd."
Not everyone was so against it, though. There were plenty of people out there who can't wait to see it.
One user said: "This feels like a mid-2000s script that someone found, tweaked, and managed to get made with Jennifer Lawrence (who’s amazing). It looks dumb in the best way. Can’t wait."
No Hard Feelings is set to land in cinemas this summer.
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