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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


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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 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 »

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Filming Locations:

Fair Haven, New Jersey, USA See more »


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$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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Lifelines is thought provoking and interesting
23 January 2009 | by jennie-105See all my reviews

I managed to get a sneak peak of this film, it is by far the last film I have seen in the last 18th months. I'm a massive film buff and it was fantastic to see a film covered in gritty realism. I'm bored of Hollywood and their happily ever after perfect lives. This film is interesting and really captures the audience. It held my attention from start to finish, pulling me into the characters reality. It made me feel the families pains and made me re-evaluate what is happening in my own life whilst making me feel good that my life wasn't quite this much of a mess! It is extremely well written and shot. The cast play the roles fabulously, with an especially notable performance from Jane Adams. Fantastic! 10 out of 10!

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