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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.

Director:

Steve Buscemi

Writer:

Jim Strouse (as James C. Strouse)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Casey Affleck ... Jim
Kevin Corrigan ... Tim
Mary Kay Place ... Sally
Seymour Cassel ... Don
Rachel Strouse Rachel Strouse ... Rachel
Sarah Strouse Sarah Strouse ... Sarah
Rick Duplissie Rick Duplissie ... Bar Patron
Liv Tyler ... Anika
Mark Boone Junior ... Evil
Jake La Botz Jake La Botz ... Phillip
Jack Rovello ... Ben
Don Strouse Don Strouse ... Neighbor
Doug Liechty Caskey Doug Liechty Caskey ... Doug the preacher
Pam Angell 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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Details

Official Sites:

MK2 [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Conociendo a Jim See more »

Filming Locations:

Cromwell, Indiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,500, 24 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$154,077, 11 June 2006
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot entirely digitally with a Panasonic AG-DVX100A mini-DV camera. See more »

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Quotes

Evil: What do you think of that weed?
Jim: It's a little strong.
Evil: Yeah, I put a little crack in it.
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Joe and Don are mentioned twice in the thanks section. See more »

Connections

References Arthur (1996) See more »

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Chase Him
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performed by Geoff Levin
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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Mary Kay Place Oscar worthy
10 April 2006 | by brainwave-2See 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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