Lymelife (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  12 November 2009 (Russia)
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A family unit begins to bow under the pressure of a failing marriage.


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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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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:

Borelioza  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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| (RCA Sound System)


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2.35 : 1
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Recipient of the Toronto Film Festival's International Critic's Award. 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 »


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 »


Tennessee Waltz
Written by Pee Wee King & Redd Stewart (as Red Stewart)
Performed by Patti Page
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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