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Lonesome Jim

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2005
  • Steve Buscemi
  • 87 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic comedy drama starring Casey Affleck. A failed writer returns to his home town in Indiana to live with his parents. After his brother is seriously injured in a car crash, he is reintroduced to a local nurse with whom he once had sex and they begin a tentative relationship.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

As admirers of Steve Buscemi's 1996 directorial debut, Trees Lounge, will know, his style of comedy is dry to downbeat, and his idea of romance can be a little gloomy, too. In this HD-shot romantic comedy, Buscemi casts Casey Affleck as the title character, an Indiana native who has failed in his bid to become a hip writer in New York and returned to the suffocating - and not universally affectionate - embrace of his family. Thankfully, his pasty-faced pout turns into a smile when he meets Anika (Liv Tyler), a nurse at the local hospital. At this point, the film doesn't take off, exactly, but it does throw down an honest emotional anchor that keeps the interest rooted as their tentative relationship develops.

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Credits

Cast

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JimCasey Affleck
AnikaLiv Tyler
SallyMary Kay Place
DonSeymour Cassel
TimKevin Corrigan
BenJack Rovello
EvilMark Boone Junior
RachelRachel Strouse
SarahSarah Strouse

Crew

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DirectorSteve Buscemi

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate UK
Released on
2008-04-11
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains swearing, sex scenes and drug abuse.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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