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Lymelife (2008)

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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

Genres:

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:

Aprender a vivir  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alec Baldwin, Cynthia Nixon, Rory Culkin, Timothy Hutton and Kieran Culkin were attached to the film for four years. See more »

Goofs

The Falklands War happened in 1982 (after the setting of the movie in the late '70s) and was fought between Great Britain and Argentina. It did not involve any American troops. See more »

Quotes

Brenda Bartlett: Mick he knows.
Mickey Bartlett: Knows what?
Brenda Bartlett: That you're a mother fucker... literally.
Mickey Bartlett: What kind of shit is that to say?
Brenda Bartlett: Well, you do fuck mothers, don't you?
Mickey Bartlett: Man, you can take the girl out of Queens, am I right?
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Oogum Boogum Song
Written by Brenton Wood (as Alfred J. Smith)
Performed by Brenton Wood
Courtesy of Original Sound Record Co. Inc.
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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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