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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lymelife DVD Review

Limelyfe - A Cinemavault Release


On DVD: September 22nd, 2009

Rated 14A for language, some sexual content, violence and drug use

Running time: 93 minutes

Derick Martini (dir.)

Derick Martini (writer)

Steven Martini (writer)

Steven Martini (music)

Alec Baldwin as Mickey Bartlett

Kieran Culkin as Jimmy Bartlett

Rory Culkin as Scott Bartlet

Jill Hennessy as Brenda Bartlett

Timothy Hutton as Charlie Bragg

Cynthia Nixon as Melissa Bragg

Emma Roberts as Adrianna Bragg

Our reviews below:


Lymelife DVD Review By John C.

***1/2 (out of 4)

Lymelife is the story of three relationships. Two that are ending, one that’s just starting. Scott Bartlett’s parents (Alec Baldwin and Jill Hennessy) are breaking apart. He falls in love with Adrianna (Emma Roberts), whose father (Timothy Hutton) has lyme disease, and has grown estranged from his wife (Cynthia Nixon). At the heart of this suburban drama, there’s a tender teenaged romance. One that almost grows stronger as every one else is breaking apart.

The acting by the entire cast is excellent, in particular the two young leads, Rory Culkin and Emma Roberts. They’re the ones that really carry the movie. The ending may turn some people off, as it is slightly confusing and doesn’t explain everything. I thought it was brilliant. It’s amazingly well edited and builds up tension without any dialogue, right to that final cut to black. Both funny and moving, I found this to be a very good film, and one that I definitely recommend you see.

The DVD includes deleted scenes, audio commentary by director Derick Martini and Rory Culkin, and an alternate ending.


Lymelife DVD Review By Erin V.

***1/2 (out of 4)

Taking place in the late '70's/early '80's, Lymelife follows the life of a few residents in a small town in Long Island. As the title hints, it is centred around the threat of Lyme disease, (from deer ticks), which is effecting the whole town, both through those who actually have the disease, or those who are worried that they may contract it.

Mainly though, Lymelife is a 'coming of age' story, which follows a 14 year old boy and his 15 year old female friend. Both of their families are brought together through Lyme disease, as their families themselves begin to break apart.

I would definitely recommend Lymelife as a very well-made drama. Dark at times, lighter at others, this film is very real feeling, and moves along at a comfortable pace, with an interesting choice of ending. Rent or buy this one.


Lymelife DVD Review By Nicole

*** (out of 4)

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Lymelife DVD Review By Maureen

**1/2 (out of 4)

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Lymelife DVD Review By Tony

*** (out of 4)

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Consensus: *** (Out of 4)

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