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Lymelife R

The American Dream Sucks
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Screen Media
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

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Total Count: 108

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User Ratings: 18,800
Rating: 4/5 -- There's nothing remotely original about Derick Martini's saga of American suburban life in the late Seventies. It has all been done before - but Martini's first feature is so sharply written and well acted that it appears fresh as a daisy.
London Evening Standard
Jul 8, 2010
Rating: 3/4 -- The rest of the cast is splendid, including Alec Baldwin, a long way from the network executive on the TV sitcom 30 Rock. Full Review
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 14, 2012
Rating: 3/4 -- At no point did I feel bored or condescended to, and even though the ending may be overwrought, it had me gripping my chair. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
May 14, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- Solid, but forgettable. Full Review
Time Out
Nov 17, 2011
With its middle-class setting, its coming-of-age themes, its domestic drama, its father-son conflict, LYMELIFE may be setting up home in a plot familiar from indies such as THE ICE STORM, IMAGINARY HEROES, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE and ADVENTURELAND, but it matches all these for quality.
Sight and Sound
Jul 1, 2010
3 stars out of 4 -- [An] absorbing and well-acted tale of two unhappy families in 1979 suburbia....The writing -- by director Derick Martini and his brother Steven -- is sharp, funny and sometimes emotionally raw.
USA Today
Apr 20, 2009
3 stars out of 5 -- [With] a well-observed script....The characters' complexity and some top performances give it weight.
Uncut
Jul 1, 2010

Product Description:

Rory Culkin (MEAN CREEK) stars in the coming-of-age drama LYMELIFE. Set in 1970s Long Island, the film has a WONDER YEARS feel with its friendly spats between brothers and a major crush on the all-American girl next door. As 15-year-old Scott, Culkin shares the screen with real-life brother Kieran Culkin, whose character, Jimmy, is just returning home on a break from the army. While Scott pines for his best friend, Adrianna (Emma Roberts), his family slowly unravels all around him. Alec Baldwin delivers a predictably solid performance as Scott's meandering, sometimes heartless dad, but this role feels quite similar to ones we've seen him play in the past. Jill Hennessy is well-cast as Scott's weary mother, as are Cynthia Nixon playing against type as a ditzy housewife, and Timothy Hutton as her Lyme-diseased husband. While their parents sloppily mess their way through the world of marriage and affairs, Scott and Adrianna explore a more genuine kind of romance.

It is the young cast members who really shine, with Rory Culkin driving the film's emotional core. More than five years since starring in IGBY GOES DOWN, Kieran Culkin shows a new maturity here. The real-life brothers display true chemistry (thanks in part to on-screen improvisation), and Roberts is charming as Adrianna. The joint effort of brothers Derick and Steven Martini, LYMELIFE was penned, directed, and produced by the brother pair, who wrote the script about their own teen years. Artful cinematography and a classic soundtrack come together in capturing the easily lost wonder of youth.

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