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Lonesome Jim (2006) Movie Information

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Steve Buscemi


Casey Affleck
Kevin Corrigan
Mary Kay Place
Seymour Cassel
Liv Tyler
Jake La Botz





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GREAT movie with a GREAT ending

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I bought this film at a vid store clearence sale for a few dollars. I wasn't expecting much, but I like Liv Tyler and IFC films so I thought I'd give it a try. I took it home, poped in in, and waited. Early in the film I realized it is somewhat of a black comedy, but a good one at that.

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Depressing, but realistic slice-of-life with good work by Mary Kay Place and Mark Boone Junior; if only the love story and main character weren't so preoccupied and distant, it would have been a solid independent gem and worth recommending. Final Grade: C+

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Only the lonely

The eponymous Jim is a man plagued by ‘chronic despair’, while his brother is a failed suicide. This isn't much of a pitch but far from being a misery fest this is a very funny film indeed; its relentlessly downbeat humour maintains the tradition formed by directors like Jonathan Demme and Bob Rafelson.

Like any character driven piece this relies heavily on the cast and script. In the title role, Casey Affleck with his hangdog expression is just perfect, while Mary Kay Place as his confused mum and Liv Tyler playing his on/off girlfriend are both well up to snuff. The script along with the sense of place, is sharp as a pin probably helped by the fact that the film was shot not just in the writer’s town, but in his house.

This is an indie film only in the most literal sense as its ch...

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