#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: A coming of age dramedy where infidelity, real estate, and Lyme disease have two families falling apart on Long Island in the early eighties. Scott, 15, is at the point in his life when he finds out that the most important people around him, his father, his mother, and his brother, are not exactly who he thought they were. They are flawed and they are human.
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Fantastic little gem
Caught this on the BBC Friday night and got stuck immediately. Couldn’t stop watching it. Great performance from Alec Baldwin and Mckulin (Home Alone’s Brother)about turning of age angst and homegrown problems with parents. Soundtrack is great and I was the protagonist’s age in the 70’s…even bothered to watch the credits with Scorcese as producer. A quiet, sweet movie with loads of metaphors, especially the visual cross- carrying Baldwin does at the end with the flick of a white tie (like the flick of a deer’s tail) at the end. Beautiful.
Since I need to write more: I loved the miniature models to show suburbanite living in Long Island and how the film was edited in minute sequences which could have been freeze-framed and each interesting in their own right. Again a beautiful movie.
For connoisseurs of suburban misery
I can only presume that the title “Lymelife” is a contrived pun on the word “limelight” and on the fact that an outbreak of Lyme disease plays a part in the plot. The film is a “coming-of-age” drama set on the Long Island of 1979. (It is sometimes described as a “comedy”, although there was little about it which struck me as comic). The main character is fifteen-year-old Scott Bartlett, and the film charts the tangled web of relationships between the Bartletts and their neighbours the Braggs. Essentially, Scott’s mother Brenda is having an affair with next-door-neighbour Charlie Bragg, while his father Mickey is having an affair with Charlie’s wife Melissa. Meanwhile, Scott is dating the Braggs’ daughter Adrianna. There should really be something in Leviticus to cover this situation. (“Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of the woman whose father has uncovered thy mother’s nakedness and whose mother has uncovered thy father’s nakedness ”).
Youth can be a time of joy, excitement and enthusiasm, but the film-makers, the brothers Derick and Steven Martini, like many makers of similar dramas, seem less interested in these aspects of life than in hormonally-driven teenage angst. The film is said to be autobiographical, but as the Martinis would only have been four and one years old in 1979 they presumably projected their own teenage experiences backward in time from the early nineties to the late seventies. Part of the problem lies with Rory Culkin, younger brother of Macaulay, as Scott, who seems to be perpetually shrouded in gloom and misery. (Another Culkin brother, Kieran, also appears as Scott’s older brother Jimmy). It doesn’t help that Culkin was actually twenty when the film was made, five years older than the character he portrays. The best of the adults is probably Alec Baldwin as Mickey, but even he cannot arouse much interest.
Independently produced “coming-of-age” dramas are not all bad- indeed, there have been some excellent examples. For every “Ordinary People” or “Gregory’s Girl”, however, there are several dreary sagas, and it is into this latter category that “Lymelife” falls. (Timothy Hutton, the star of “Ordinary People”, appears here as Charlie). The film seems to have been made primarily for connoisseurs of suburban misery. 4/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Derick Martini
Writer Derick Martini, Steven Martini
Actors Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Emma Roberts
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Cappa Productions, El Dorado Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Moviecam Compact, Cooke Xtal Express Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), J-D-C Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm