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Lifelines (2008)

Wherever You Are (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 3 April 2009 (USA)
A day that starts like any other turns out to be one family's bitterly hilarious, ultimately painful, day-long journey of self-realization. "Lifelines" chronicles the hapless Bernstein ... See full summary »


Rob Margolies


Rob Margolies
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Adams ... Nancy Bernstein
Josh Pais ... Ira Bernstein
Joe Morton ... Dr. Livingston
Robbie Sublett ... Michael Bernstein
Dreama Walker ... Meghan Bernstein
Jacob Kogan ... Spencer Bernstein
Ben Levin ... Chris
Susan Molloy ... Jenn - Waitress
Edloe Blackwell Edloe Blackwell ... Debra Livingston
Andre Ward Andre Ward ... Arthur Livingston
Keith Herron ... Pat Hennessey
Sandra Elizabeth Rodriguez Sandra Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Corrine
Robin Madel Robin Madel ... Mother in restaurant
Fallon Mulerman Fallon Mulerman ... Hostess in restaurant
Alyse Mandel Kenny Alyse Mandel Kenny ... Manager in restaurant (as Alyse Mandel)


A day that starts like any other turns out to be one family's bitterly hilarious, ultimately painful, day-long journey of self-realization. "Lifelines" chronicles the hapless Bernstein family - Ira, Nancy, Michael, Meghan and Spencer, as they try to catch up to the life they are living... Exploring flawed characters, never allowing any excuses for their ugly behavior beyond their basic humanity, the story reflects the realistic experience of pausing long enough in your typical autopilot day to create the necessary time for truth to emerge. Written by Rob Margolies

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Comedy | Drama


Not Rated


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Release Date:

3 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lifelines See more »

Filming Locations:

Fair Haven, New Jersey, USA See more »


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)
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The movie was filmed in 11 days. See more »


Perfect Tomorrows
Written and Performed by Joe Morton
Recorded and Produced by Kenny Lehman & Douglas Genuard at Kendo Studios
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16 December 2008 | by tinaford13See all my reviews

I go to Novato High School where this film was shown to my film as literature class by the writer/director. "Wherever You Are" is an amazing portrait of today's American family and I highly recommend it to anyone who feels like their family is dysfunctional... you are not alone. Each of the characters are relatable and not glamorized like most of the Hollywood movies that are out these days. The story is intricate, but realistic enough to believe that it could really happen. There is also witty, inappropriate (but still tasteful) humor sprinkled throughout the intense drama that makes the audience comfortable. Although a lot of the subject matter is very personal and intense, I left the classroom (and later, the movie theater when I saw it again) feeling satisfied and hopeful for the family in the film, and also for my family and anyone else's who might have secrets tearing them apart. It was an overall very polished and poignant film. Also, Rob, if you are reading this, I really like the new title!

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