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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

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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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Was accepted into both the Toronto International Film Festival and The Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

Historically, the Iranian Hostage Crisis and the Falklands War happened two years apart, not in the same year as the movie depicts. See more »

Quotes

Scott Bartlett: They don't even fuck anymore.
Jimmy Bartlett: What? How the fuck do you know that?
Scott Bartlett: You know the rubbers under dads bed we used to use as water balloons?
Jimmy Bartlett: Ew, yeah.
Scott Bartlett: They haven't been there in over a year.
Jimmy Bartlett: Okay, well first of all, that's sick to even think about and second, she's coming, so shut the fuck up.
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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Running Out of Empty (Make Ourselves at Home)
Written by Steven Martini
Performed by The Spaceship Martini
Copyright © 2008 Bartlett Films, LLC
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Thank God For Independent Film
22 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After suffering through Wolverine and Stra Trek (although I did like the actors in Trek) I caught this flick on accident. I recalled Roger Ebert giving it 4 stars, my hometown, life long sage critic. But I had seen a few blockbusters with my short attention span husband. But my girlfriend and I wanted to break away from all the explosions and what we got was a much bigger and better explosion in a much smaller movie. What I adored about the film is how it feels like every day real life, except slightly heightened. The things we all feel but don't know how to express until it's too late. On the posters it looks like a comedy, and it is, but don't be fooled. This is no ordinary comedy. It is extremely funny at times but it always reminds you that the humor isn't just there for cheap laughs. It exists because it is what we do when we live lies and work hard to keep our lives from changing too drastically. Explosive is the word I think best describes this mini indie film.


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