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Lymelife (2008)

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A family unit begins to bow under the pressure of a failing marriage.

Director:

Derick Martini
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rory Culkin ... Scott Bartlett
Alec Baldwin ... Mickey Bartlett
Jill Hennessy ... Brenda Bartlett
Emma Roberts ... Adrianna Bragg
Timothy Hutton ... Charlie Bragg
Cynthia Nixon ... Melissa Bragg
Logan Huffman ... Blaze Salado
Brandon Thane Wilson ... Stuart
Adam Scarimbolo ... Todd O'Leary
Kieran Culkin ... Jimmy Bartlett
Phillip Pennestri Phillip Pennestri ... Father Pazzo
Louis Ruffolo Jr. Louis Ruffolo Jr. ... Bartender
Beepers Beepers ... Deer
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The American Dream Sucks

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

On the sign announcing the construction of the Bartletts' new house, the Bartlett Group's address is given as "329 Empire Road, Long Island, NY, 89023." It is more likely that the town would be given (e.g., "Bethpage, NY" rather than "Long Island, NY"), but in any case 89023 is a Nevada zip code. 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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Connections

References The Munsters (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Brandy You're a Fine Girl
Written by Elliot Lurie
Performed by Looking Glass
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony/BMG Music Entertainment
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5 Stars!
2 February 2009 | by sashabirnbaumSee all my reviews

Had the pleasure of seeing this at Toronto and Sundance. I'm a festival rat and do not usually comment on movies. But this film struck me in different ways on both viewings. The first time I was consumed in all of the performances, which are spectacular. The second time I was wrapped up in all of the symbolism. The reflection shots, the little fake houses, the spiritual references, the overall tone of the movie that was set by the director and his brother. Is this a perfect movie? It's as perfect a movie as you will find on the premiere festival circuit. And when I found out it was filmed on a tiny budget, I was even more impressed. It turns out to be a funny and moving story that makes you laugh a lot. The director is funny, the actors are all funny and the music is amazing. Every scene that had a song in it was completely amazing. Martin Scorsese is the producer of the film and the director is clearly a big fan. There's violence, emotion and a lot of humor. It's not about the mafia but it has a Sopranos feel to it. I can't put my finger on it, but it's there. To sum it up, it has some very heavy scenes but those scenes are peppered with hilarious moments. So it's never too dark or too heavy. It plays like a film from the 1960's or 70's. Heck of a job. I want to see more from this filmmaker.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2009 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Lymelife See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,758, 12 April 2009

Gross USA:

$421,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$540,403
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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