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Lymelife (2008)

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A family unit begins to bow under the pressure of a failing marriage.

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Set in the late 70's, seen through the innocent eyes of a fifteen year old boy, SCOTT, "Lymelife" is a unique take on the dangers of the American Dream. This funny, sad, violent and sometimes tragic look at first love, family dynamics and divorce weaves an intricate tapestry of American life during a time of drastic economic and emotional change. Written by TIFF

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Taglines:

The American Dream Sucks

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 November 2009 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Aprender a vivir  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,758 (USA) (10 April 2009)

Gross:

$429,307 (USA) (13 July 2009)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Mickey Bartlett was written with Alec Baldwin in mind. See more »

Goofs

On the sign announcing the construction of the Bartletts' new house, the Bartlett Group's address is given as "329 Empire Road, Long Island, NY, 89023." It is more likely that the town would be given (e.g., "Bethpage, NY" rather than "Long Island, NY"), but in any case 89023 is a Nevada zip code. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Bragg: You're turning down a piece of ass?
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Oogum Boogum Song
Written by Brenton Wood (as Alfred J. Smith)
Performed by Brenton Wood
Courtesy of Original Sound Record Co. Inc.
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Thank God For Independent Film
22 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After suffering through Wolverine and Stra Trek (although I did like the actors in Trek) I caught this flick on accident. I recalled Roger Ebert giving it 4 stars, my hometown, life long sage critic. But I had seen a few blockbusters with my short attention span husband. But my girlfriend and I wanted to break away from all the explosions and what we got was a much bigger and better explosion in a much smaller movie. What I adored about the film is how it feels like every day real life, except slightly heightened. The things we all feel but don't know how to express until it's too late. On the posters it looks like a comedy, and it is, but don't be fooled. This is no ordinary comedy. It is extremely funny at times but it always reminds you that the humor isn't just there for cheap laughs. It exists because it is what we do when we live lies and work hard to keep our lives from changing too drastically. Explosive is the word I think best describes this mini indie film.


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