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Lonesome Jim (2005)

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 ...
Neighbor
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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16 November 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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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Several members of the writer's family appears in the film. His brother plays one of the Drug Enforcement Agents. His father is the neighbor in the trampoline scene. His mother appears briefly in the scene when Jim nearly hits a tree. Finally, Jim's nieces Sarah and Rachel are the writer's actual nieces. See more »

Quotes

Evil: Come on. There's not a jury in the world that's gonna believe that that woman is sellin' drugs. But they will believe a guy like me does.
Jim: You do, Evil.
Evil: See!
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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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Mary Kay Place Oscar worthy
10 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great film which superbly walks the balance between bleak and hopeful, without ever becoming annoyingly angst ridden or overtly perky. Mary Kay Place, who has been such a solid supporting performer throughout her career, is Oscar worthy as the ever optimistic mom who shows layers upon layers with the simplest gesture -- a wonderful, comic performance. It would be a true tragedy, however likely it is, if the distributors do not put some muscle into a campaign in her favor. Buscemi's direction and the tightrope walk of a script is captivating throughout. Shot on mini-dv and certainly there have been better shot dv features. Film tends to get real noisy in the darks, and the titles during opening credits break to pixels. Too bad too, because it is unlikely this film will be taken as seriously as it deserves to be because the filmmakers/producers failed to take time/cost to make it right.


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