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Lymelife
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Derick Martini


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 Scotts meandering, sometimes heartless dad, but this role feels quite similar to ones weve seen him play in the past. Jill Hennessy is well-cast as Scotts 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.

 

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GENRES - comedy, coming of age

Film Info

RUNTIME - 93 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2008

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region [unknown]

Widescreen - 2.39

Audio:

Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Director

Derick Martini

Producer

Michelle Tayler

Producer

Barbara De Fina

Producer

Steven Martini

Producer

Jon Cornick

Producer

Alec Baldwin

Screenwriter

Derick Martini

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Press

Sometime late in LYMELIFE the director Derick Martini cuts to a close-up of a weeping teenager....Its an unexpectedly moving image, a reminder that the close-up, in its ability to bring us near to the poetry of the human face, remains one of cinemas most potent if often squandered techniques.

- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

[A] fine chronicle of disaffection, dissolution and lust on Long Island in the 1970s...

- Zinat S., Movieline

 

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