LONESOME JIM

Optimistic Compassion Conquers Pessimistic Alienation

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Release Date: March 10, 2006

Starring: Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary
Kay Place, Seymour Cassell,
and Kevin Corrigan

Genre: Drama

Audience: Older teenagers to adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 91 minutes

Distributor: IFC Films

Director: Steve Buscemi

Executive Producer: Jonathan Sehring, Caroline
Kaplan, John Sloss, Reagan
Silber, and Anna Waterhouse

Producer: Galt Niederhoffer, Celine
Rattray, Daniela Taplin
Lundberg, Jake Abraham. Gary
Winick, and Steve Buscemi

Writer: James C. Strouse

Address Comments To:

Joshua Sapan, President/CEO
IFC Films/IFC Entertainment
Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.
(Independent Movie Channel/IFC Films/Bravo Networks)
200 Jericho Quadrangle
Jericho, NY 11753
Phone: (516) 803-3000
Fax: (516) 803-4616
Website: www.ifctv.com

Content:

(PaPa, B, LL, V, SS, N, A, DD, M) Strong pagan worldview with light moral elements of optimism overcoming pessimism and depression, and compassion; 16 obscenities (including a few "f" words), four strong profanities, three light profanities, and references to urinating; man deliberately wrecks his car and man tries to run away from police; briefly depicted fornication and minor character says he uses prostitutes and is seen with a couple prostitutes; rear male nudity in one scene; alcohol use; smoking and minor character sells marijuana and gets protagonist's mother in trouble; and, marijuana dealer threatens protagonist with framing his mother and pessimism.

Summary:

LONESOME JIM is a small movie about a young pessimist who must move back in with his parents in Indiana after failing to make it in New York City as a writer. LONESOME JIM shows a young man growing from a rebellious pessimist to a mature optimist, but is marred by plenty of foul language, some sexual content and drug references, and themes involving depression and pessimism.

Review:

LONESOME JIM is a small movie about a young pessimist who must move back in with his parents in Indiana after failing to make it in New York City as a writer. Jim expresses his pessimistic attitude about life to his divorced older brother, who has another one of his suicidal "accidents." While his brother recovers, Jim takes on his brother's duties coaching his brother's two young daughters on their girls basketball team and at his parents' factory, where Jim learns that one of the workers there is selling dope on the side.

When his mother is mistakenly arrested for smuggling the drugs, Jim finds comfort in Anika, a pretty divorced nurse with a young boy of her own. Anika's sunny attitude and compassion eventually help Jim overcome his pessimistic outlook, but just barely.

LONESOME JIM is a quirky movie starring Casey Affleck and Liv Tyler that shows a young man growing from a rebellious pessimist to a mature optimist. Not much happens beyond that, however. Despite this positive quality, the movie contains plenty of foul language, some sexual content and drug references, and other mature themes involving depression and pessimism. Extreme caution is advised.

In Brief:

LONESOME JIM is a small movie about a young pessimist who must move back in with his parents in Indiana after failing to make it in New York City as a writer. Jim expresses his pessimistic attitude about life to his divorced older brother, who has another one of his suicidal "accidents." While his brother recovers, Jim takes on his brother's duties coaching his brother's two young daughters on their girls basketball team and at his parents' factory, where Jim learns that one of the workers there is selling dope. When his mother is mistakenly arrested for smuggling the drugs, Jim finds comfort in Anika, a pretty divorced nurse with a young boy of her own. Anika's sunny attitude and compassion eventually help Jim overcome his pessimistic outlook, but just barely.

LONESOME JIM is a quirky movie starring Casey Affleck and Liv Tyler that shows a young man growing from a rebellious pessimist to a mature optimist. Not much happens beyond that, however. Despite this positive quality, the movie contains plenty of foul language, some sexual content and drug references, and other mature themes involving depression and pessimism. Extreme caution is advised.