• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Derick Martini
    In Theaters:
    Sep 8, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 22, 2009
  • Screen Media Films
  • Lymelife
    3 minutes 40 seconds
    Added: Apr 28, 2010


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Lymelife Reviews

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Beth Accomando

Lymelife captures the look and feel of a very specific era in American life.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

May 14, 2012
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

Shaky in spots, but rewarding overall.

Full Review Source: NUVO Newsweekly

May 14, 2012
Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2012
Lee Grant
San Diego Union-Tribune

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 Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2012
S.T. VanAirsdale

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

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 8/10

May 14, 2012
David D'Arcy
Screen International

Culkin and Roberts hit the right balance of savviness and clumsiness as teenagers who are smart enough to see what their parents try to conceal.

Full Review Source: Screen International

May 14, 2012
Anthony Quinn

A slight feeling of déjà vu pervades its depiction of unhappy families. But it has a tender heart, and the imprimatur of Martin Scorsese as executive producer.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 3/5

May 11, 2012
Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine

Though not particularly original, Lymelife is well acted and smart, and the Martini brothers' work is worth following.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7.4/10

May 11, 2012
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

Martini coasts on ambience and good song choices (some associated with the films of his executive producer, Martin Scorsese) and rallies with a refreshingly ambiguous ending.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 3/5

May 11, 2012
Derek Armstrong
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Tthe third-act plot developments telegraph themselves well in advance.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

May 11, 2012

The movie is an indie jewel; watch it shine.

Full Review Source: MTV

May 11, 2012
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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Solid, but forgettable.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The film was meant to be a tear-jerker, but the only tears I encountered were the ones that I was bored to.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2/5

June 26, 2011
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Like The Ice Storm, Martini's story climaxes with a devastating event, but whereas the earlier film's denouement had the force of tragedy, Lymelife's ending appears overly contrived.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

March 10, 2011
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Boasting an outstanding ensemble cast, this small-budget indie is an at-times poignant tale of family life.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

July 8, 2010
Derek Malcolm
This is London

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.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

July 8, 2010
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

Derick Martini's first feature may inhabit similar territory to The Ice Storm and American Beauty, but it's not overshadowed by them.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 8, 2010
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine

While they may not claim the marquee power of Baldwin or Nixon, Culkin and Roberts bring Lymelife its best performances and help boost the film above the ranks of the ordinary, dysfunctional family tale.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

July 6, 2010
Brian Orndorf
Dark Horizons

An attractive indie film package, but a desperately routine one that shock value cannot salvage.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

July 6, 2010
Jason O'Bryan
Boston Phoenix

Derick Martini's quirky, frustrating directorial debut seems to believe that a dystopian view of suburbia will suffice for a film, without the need of an engine to drive the story (or really any story at all).

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

July 6, 2010
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