Lymelife

2008

Lymelife

Critics Consensus

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

63%

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Reviews Counted: 108

52%
liked it

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User Ratings: 18,799

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Reviews Count: 0
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Rotten: 0

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52%
Average Rating: 3.2/5

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Movie Info

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

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Cast

Alec Baldwin
as Mickey Bartlett
Rory Culkin
as Scott Bartlett
Emma Roberts
as Adrianna Bragg
Jill Hennessy
as Brenda Bartlett
Timothy Hutton
as Charlie Bragg
Kieran Culkin
as Jimmy Bartlett
Cynthia Nixon
as Melissa Bragg
Logan Huffman
as Blaze Salado
Derick Martini
as Photographer
Adam Scarimbolo
as Todd O'Leary
Phillip Pennestri
as Father Pazzo
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Critic Reviews for Lymelife

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Audience Reviews for Lymelife

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.

Eric Shankle
Eric Shankle

Super Reviewer

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.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

½

The American Dream Sucks Very good Film. Great acting and superb story, I quite enjoyed it alot. Emma Roberts continues to surprise me with such great energy and suave. I highly recommended because is in fact quite lifting and a great piece of cinema. 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.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

½

I really thought that this movie was excellent! Maybe partly because I was a teenager in the 70s, but mostly because it was very well done. Those two Culkin boys really are very good actors. I was rather amazed at how much I liked them. Very good drama!

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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