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Lonesome Jim (2005)

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Failing to make it on his own, twenty-seven-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.

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Jim
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Tim
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Sally
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Don
Rachel Strouse ...
Rachel
Sarah Strouse ...
Sarah
Rick Duplissie ...
Bar Patron
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Evil
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Phillip
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Ben
Don Strouse ...
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Doug Liechty Caskey ...
Doug the preacher
Pam Angell ...
Stacy - Prostitute
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Storyline

Jim is a young man who, after deciding he can't make it on his own, moves back to his hometown in Indiana -- under his parents' roof. He's saved from his family's dysfunction by a local woman and her son, who sees him as a father figure. Written by Anonymous

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Change your outlook. Change your life.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

16 November 2005 (France)  »

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Conociendo a Jim  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,798 (USA) (24 March 2006)

Gross:

$154,077 (USA) (9 June 2006)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The actors and producers received reduced pay to keep the film on budget as the producers had difficulties securing finance for the production. See more »

Quotes

Jim: What's your problem Anika?
Anika: Nothing JIm.
Anika: Just, you can't ask a girl to move one thousand and eighty-two miles with you unless you're really going to follow through.
Jim: Why wouldn't I follow through?
Anika: Because, you don't know what it would be like.
Jim: What would it be like?
Anika: Difficult. Very Difficult.
Jim: Well, great. I'm used to challenges.
Anika: You're used to avoiding them.
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Joe and Don are mentioned twice in the thanks section. See more »

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References Henry Fool (1997) See more »

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Chase Him
Written by Geoff Levin and Bruce Chianese
performed by Geoff Levin
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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hilariously honest
1 February 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Laughing about other people's misery is something many of us like to do. Lonesome Jim gives us ample opportunity to do so. The admirable thing is, that the events and comments that make us laugh out loud here, aren't contrived or even over the top. There are people like that, they talk like that, they put each other down like that and most of all: they get by, just like that. Jim goes out of his way to avoid challenges, and that is nothing uncommon. The movie is painfully honest about average people's lives, and that is what makes this movie not just funny, but also heart-wrenching to see. It *is* funny though, very much so, even. The laughter in the audience was so loud at times I couldn't make out the next sentence. The characters know not to expect too much of life, and they don't. But they get by, just like we do, and with a little love, a little companionship and a little bit of happiness, that is enough.


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