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"The American Dream Sucks"
  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.8  (14,635)
  • 64

Lymelife is a coming-of-age drama set in the late 1970s that explores the complexities of suburban life and the breakdown of the American Dream. The film centers around the Bartlett family, who reside in Long Island, New York, and their next-door neighbors, the Bragg family. The story is told through the eyes of two teenage boys, Scott Bartlett (played by Rory Culkin) and Jimmy Bragg (played by Charlie McDermott), who have been friends since childhood.

Scott's father, Mickey (played by Alec Baldwin), is a successful builder who is obsessed with the idea of owning his own piece of the American Dream. However, Mickey's ambition often gets in the way of his relationships with his family, especially his wife, Brenda (played by Jill Hennessy), who is struggling with her own issues. Meanwhile, Jimmy's father, Charlie (played by Timothy Hutton), is suffering from Lyme disease and has become increasingly distant from his family, leading to tension in his marriage with Melissa (played by Cynthia Nixon).

As the families' problems begin to intertwine, Scott and Jimmy's friendship is put to the test. Scott is dealing with his own issues, including his first love and his strained relationship with his father. He finds solace in spending time with Jimmy's sister, Adrianna (played by Emma Roberts), who has returned home from boarding school and is struggling with her own identity.

The film is a poignant exploration of the struggles and conflicts of suburban life in the late 1970s. It portrays the breakdown of traditional family structures and the disillusionment of the American Dream. The characters are well-defined and complex, and the performances are outstanding, particularly Rory Culkin's portrayal of Scott, who is torn between his loyalty to his father and his desire to break free from his family's expectations.

Overall, Lymelife is a thought-provoking and emotional film that is not afraid to tackle difficult subjects. It offers an insightful commentary on the American Dream and the complexities of suburban life, and is a must-watch for any fan of coming-of-age dramas.

Lymelife is a 2008 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 64.

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    1 hr 35 min
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    6.8  (14,635)
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