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Lymelife (2008)

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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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The American Dream Sucks


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 November 2009 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

A Família Bartlett  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| (RCA Sound System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The script was developed at the 2002 Sundance filmmaker's lab and was one of the focal points of the Robert Redford produced documentary Sundance 20 (2002), which is an inside look at the lab's process. See more »


When Scott and Adriana are in the confessional booth drinking, Adriana takes her first sip of the wine from the bottle, and passes it through to Scott neck first, but when Scott receives it, he's receiving it bottom end first. See more »


Scott Bartlett: Are you really that sick, bringing her here?
Adrianna Bragg: She's my mom, Scott. I can't just not let her do things.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Ten Commandments of Love
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Performed by The Moonglows
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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2 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friends and I saw this film at the Raquet Club. It moved me. I felt bad for Alec Baldwin even though he is flawed. Rory Culkin is a natural. His role in this film is a star making performance. The acting was aces all around. The story was very relatable to me because it was so much like real life that it even made me uncomfortable at times. I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. I also cried. Some of my girlfriends had to shut me up during a scene with Alec Baldwin and Timothy Hutton in a bar. I guess I was screaming at the screen ad didn't even realize it. And the director was in the audience so it was a little weird. Although he was very funny about the whole thing at the question and answer. I asked a few silly questions but he rolled with it and couldn't be a more interactive, nice guy. The film he put together on a small budget is a miracle. I hope he does some more in the future. There is asome real talent her in the vein of P.T Anderson. I will definitely see it again when it hits Salt Lake.

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