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Lonesome Jim (2005)

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Failing to make it on his own, twenty-seven-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.

Director:

Steve Buscemi

Writer:

Jim Strouse (as James C. Strouse)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Casey Affleck ... Jim
Kevin Corrigan ... Tim
Mary Kay Place ... Sally
Seymour Cassel ... Don
Rachel Strouse Rachel Strouse ... Rachel
Sarah Strouse Sarah Strouse ... Sarah
Rick Duplissie Rick Duplissie ... Bar Patron
Liv Tyler ... Anika
Mark Boone Junior ... Evil
Jake La Botz Jake La Botz ... Phillip
Jack Rovello ... Ben
Don Strouse Don Strouse ... Neighbor
Doug Liechty Caskey Doug Liechty Caskey ... Doug the preacher
Pam Angell Pam Angell ... Stacy - Prostitute
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Storyline

Jim is a young man who, after deciding he can't make it on his own, moves back to his hometown in Indiana -- under his parents' roof. He's saved from his family's dysfunction by a local woman and her son, who sees him as a father figure. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Change your outlook. Change your life.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MK2 [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Conociendo a Jim See more »

Filming Locations:

Cromwell, Indiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,798, 26 March 2006

Gross USA:

$154,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,378
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot entirely digitally with a Panasonic AG-DVX100A mini-DV camera. See more »

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Quotes

Jim: What's your problem Anika?
Anika: Nothing JIm.
Anika: Just, you can't ask a girl to move one thousand and eighty-two miles with you unless you're really going to follow through.
Jim: Why wouldn't I follow through?
Anika: Because, you don't know what it would be like.
Jim: What would it be like?
Anika: Difficult. Very Difficult.
Jim: Well, great. I'm used to challenges.
Anika: You're used to avoiding them.
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Crazy Credits

Joe and Don are mentioned twice in the thanks section. See more »

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References Arthur (1996) See more »

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Poignant Realism, with Jokes
14 March 2006 | by scif100See all my reviews

Annika (Liv Tyler) doesn't like the photo of a dour Ernest Hemingway that Jim (Casey Affleck) has on his bedroom wall. Jim says it's real life. She says it's depressing, and he replies, "Isn't that the same thing?" It's a funny line, but it's also much more. It describes the heart of this terrific new picture directed by Steve Buscemi. He's made a wonderful "small" film about the sadness and disappointment that is so much a part of life, and about how we each must choose to respond. Do we wallow in despair, or can we find hope, joy, and purpose? In "Lonesome Jim," we meet a range of genuine people who exhibit a range of choices -- sometimes conflicting responses within the same character. The casting is superb, and between Buscemi's measured pace and first-time screenwriter Jim Strouse's unpredictable (and semi-autobiographical) story turns, we get to know and care about these people...even though they each exhibit traits we definitely do not like. That's real life.


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