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Lymelife (2008)

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A family unit begins to bow under the pressure of a failing marriage.

Director:

Derick Martini
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rory Culkin ... Scott Bartlett
Alec Baldwin ... Mickey Bartlett
Jill Hennessy ... Brenda Bartlett
Emma Roberts ... Adrianna Bragg
Timothy Hutton ... Charlie Bragg
Cynthia Nixon ... Melissa Bragg
Logan Huffman ... Blaze Salado
Brandon Thane Wilson ... Stuart
Adam Scarimbolo ... Todd O'Leary
Kieran Culkin ... Jimmy Bartlett
Phillip Pennestri Phillip Pennestri ... Father Pazzo
Louis Ruffolo Jr. Louis Ruffolo Jr. ... Bartender
Beepers Beepers ... Deer
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Storyline

Set in the late 70's, seen through the innocent eyes of a fifteen year old boy, SCOTT, "Lymelife" is a unique take on the dangers of the American Dream. This funny, sad, violent and sometimes tragic look at first love, family dynamics and divorce weaves an intricate tapestry of American life during a time of drastic economic and emotional change. Written by TIFF

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Taglines:

The American Dream Sucks

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2009 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Lymelife See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,758, 12 April 2009

Gross USA:

$421,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$540,403
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Derick Martini and Steven Martini provide the radio interview voice over which plays before the opening credits of the film. See more »

Goofs

Though the movie is set in the 70s, when Scott is in his room, pretending to be Han Solo, he says "Some friend you are, Lando". Lando Calrissian did not appear in the Star Wars movies until The Empire Strike Back, which came out in 1980. See more »

Quotes

Scott Bartlett: What did you hear?
Adrianna Bragg: I heard you fingered me and it was like the inside of a jelly donut. Uch, Scott, that is so disgusting!
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Connections

References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Feel Like Making Love
Written by Paul Rodgers (as P. Rodgers), Mick Ralphs (as M. Ralphs)
Performed by Bad Company
Courtesy of Atco Records/Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Fantastic little gem
5 August 2011 | by sara-monkSee all my reviews

Caught this on the BBC Friday night and got stuck immediately. Couldn't stop watching it. Great performance from Alec Baldwin and Mckulin (Home Alone's Brother)about turning of age angst and homegrown problems with parents. Soundtrack is great and I was the protagonist's age in the 70's...even bothered to watch the credits with Scorcese as producer. A quiet, sweet movie with loads of metaphors, especially the visual cross- carrying Baldwin does at the end with the flick of a white tie (like the flick of a deer's tail) at the end. Beautiful.

Since I need to write more: I loved the miniature models to show suburbanite living in Long Island and how the film was edited in minute sequences which could have been freeze-framed and each interesting in their own right. Again a beautiful movie.


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