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No Hard Feelings is an romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lawrence as Claudia, a woman who decides to date the high school friend of her ex-boyfriend following a bad breakup. The film explores love, heartbreak, and self-discovery with Lawrence's signature humor and charm. After being unexpectedly dumped by her longtime boyfriend, a devastated Claudia vows to get even by dating a complete stranger. When she spots 16-year-old aspiring artist Aster Flores (Andrew Barth Feldman) hanging out with her ex, she decides Aster will be that stranger. Nevermind that he's in high school and decades younger than her.
A smitten Aster jumps at the chance to be with his crush while Claudia just wants to use him to make her ex jealous. But as Claudia and Aster pretending to date becomes them actually dating, their enormous age gap proves less and less significant. Through their hilarious misadventures, a connection forms and perspectives change.
Complicating matters is Aster's disapproving mom Bethany (Laura Benanti) who worries about her teenage son spending so much time with an older woman. But Claudia's infectious wild spirit starts rubbing off on Bethany as the two women from disparate generations find common ground.
Lawrence leans into her comedic chops after years of more dramatic roles. Feldman brings earnest charm in his first major film role. And Laura Benanti adds her theatrical flair as the skeptical mom suspicious of Claudia's intentions.
No Hard Feelings blends big laughs with an outlandish but heartfelt premise to offer a comedic spin on modern romance. In a society quick to judge unlikely relationships, it asks what true connection looks like beyond just labels, ages, and appearances.
Audiences will fall for this hilarious and unconventional pairing while witnessing Jennifer Lawrence in her most free-spirited romantic role yet. Love has no rules when you least expect to find it as No Hard Feelings proves.
No Hard Feelings is a 2023 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 59.