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      Lymelife

      2008, Drama, 1h 35m

      110 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      Lymelife features sharp performances, but the story lacks the emotional depth or focus worthy of its talented cast. Read critic reviews

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      (L-R) Rory Culkin as Scott Bartlett and Kieran Culkin as Jimmy Bartlett in "Lymelife." Rory Culkin as Scott Bartlett in "Lymelife." Emma Roberts as Adrianna Bragg and Rory Culkin as Scott Bartlett in "Lymelife." Jill Hennessy as Brenda Bartlett and Rory Culkin as Scott Bartlett in "Lymelife." (L-R) Alec Baldwin as Mickey Bartlett and Timothy Hutton as Charlie Bragg in "Lymelife." Rory Culkin as Scott Bartlett and Emma Roberts as Adrianna Bragg in "Lymelife." (L-R) Rory Culkin as Scott Bartlett, Alec Baldwin as Mickey Bartlett and Jill Hennessy as Brenda Bartlett in "Lymelife." (L-R) Alec Baldwin as Mickey Bartlett, Rory Culkin as Scott Bartlett, Kieran Culkin as Jimmy Bartlett and Jill Hennessy as Brenda Bartlett in "Lymelife." Timothy Hutton as Charlie Bragg in "Lymelife."

      Movie Info

      In 1979, a Long Island town falls into a panic when Charlie Bragg (Timothy Hutton), a hapless husband and father, is diagnosed with Lyme Disease. His wife, Melissa (Cynthia Nixon), takes a job working for their womanizing next-door neighbor, Mickey Bartlett (Alec Baldwin), whose philandering ways are no secret to his wife (Jill Hennessy). As tensions rise, the Braggs' teenage daughter, Adrianna (Emma Roberts), and the Bartletts' teenage son, Scott (Rory Culkin), try to maintain their sanity.

      Cast & Crew

      Alec Baldwin
      Rory Culkin
      Emma Roberts
      Jill Hennessy
      Timothy Hutton
      Cynthia Nixon
      Kieran Culkin
      Logan Huffman
      Adam Scarimbolo
      Derick Martini
      Steven Martini
      Martin Scorsese
      Leonard Loventhal
      Steven Martini
      Frank Godwin
      Derick Martini
      Steven Martini
      Mark Yoshikawa
      Kelly McGehee
      Matthew Munn
      Kelley Burney
      Erika Munro

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      • Jun 01, 2013

        Just a typical coming of age indie flick. It's got some great acting but the film lacks focus; it jumps around between too many conflicts without really having a story. There's also has an abrupt ending making it unsatisfying. With that said, I was never bored when watching the film probably due to the strong characterization. Nothing groundbreaking, worth watching, but it follows the same formula as most indie movies.

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      • May 23, 2012

        In a 1970s bourgeois neighborhood a naive teenager copes with his father philandering and his mercurial love interest. I think Flixster Super Reviewer Pamela De Graff said it best: "We've seen Lymelife's somber imputation in other movies about suburban values and relationships, Lymelife's is not a pensively warm-hearted slice of life, nor merely a bleakly cynical condemnation of the American dream. It's a reasoned, dryly tongue-in-cheek indictment of yuppie hypocrisies and contradictions." And I liked the acting -- particularly by Keiran Culkin, who has grown up into a smarmy smart ass. Overall, I think writing more would be redundant as I found De Graff's review to be spot on and more intelligently written than I can attempt here.

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      • Jan 17, 2012

        <i>The American Dream Sucks</i> Understated with AMAZING performances by the entire cast. Recommended.

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      • Jan 13, 2012

        Really? That many people dumped on this film? I thought it was quite charming and my first introduction to Emma Roberts who really hasn't lived up to this initial promise since. I think its a bad choice in script selection. Alec Baldwin is great as well.

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