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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

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The American Dream Sucks

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

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23 October 2009 (Poland)  »

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A Família Bartlett  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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During production, Alec Baldwin worked 7-day weeks, splitting his days between the film and the television series 30 Rock (2006). See more »

Goofs

In the transitional shot from the scene where Scott's mother attempts to force him to apologize to a boy he just beat up, a passing train is visible in the background. Though the story is supposed to take place in Long Island, the train is distinctively a NJ Transit train, not a Long Island RR train. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Bartlett: No. Hey, no, shit bag. Too young for that.
Scott Bartlett: Tastes like piss anyway.
Jimmy Bartlett: It is piss.
Scott Bartlett: Shut up, dick.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Shooting Star
Written by Paul Rodgers
Performed by Bad Company
Courtesy of Atco Records/Elektra Entertainment Group
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a film about life on Long Island in the 70's but really about much more
12 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an extremely high caliber movie whose only flaw is improperly dated and unhistorical references to the Falkland War. The performances are superb by each and every cast member and by the ensemble as a whole. It is astonishing that such a film could be made in less than a month and for $ 1 1/2 million dollars. That being said, the quick production time and low budget should not keep anyone from seeing this very important film. It is not just about the 70's but about basic human relationships and characters and truths. The director and cast should all be proud of this fine accomplishment. I urge everyone who loves movies to see this one.


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