Lymelife

2008 R 1h 33m Blu-ray / DVD

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Lymelife

2008 R 1h 33m Blu-ray / DVD
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Set in 1970s suburbia, this coming-of-age tale revolves around the exploits of a pair of Long Island families grappling with complex relationships, financial woes and an outbreak of lyme disease that's "terrorizing" their community. Brothers Derick Martini and Steven Martini helmed this quirky dramedy that features a stellar cast, including Alec Baldwin, Rory Culkin, Kieran Culkin, Cynthia Nixon, Timothy Hutton and Jill Hennessy.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this intense indie drama perfectly captures the chaos of adolescence, from the body changes that teens experience to their struggle to grasp both the concept and reality of love. That said, it deals with mature themes, including infidelity, chronic illness, and marital discord, with adults seeming as confounded by love and life as the teens. There's lots of swearing and talk about sex, plus some partial nudity. There are also intimations of violence and a persistent sense of sadness and tragedy.

Sexual Content

Two fairly explicit scenes -- one of a couple having sex on a staircase, and another, more tender, scene of teens making love for the first time. Teens also talk about sex, and there's some passionate kissing. Some partial nudity, but more noises and close-up shots of characters reacting. One character looks at porn and appears to be aroused.

Violence

A bully kicks and punches a classmate, whose brother then teaches him a lesson that hurts, physically and emotionally. A man skulks around with a rifle, ostensibly to shoot a deer. A son confronts his father, and the exchange nearly turns violent. Couples scream at and fight with each other.

Language

Fairly frequent use of words like "tight-ass," "bitch," and "motherf--ker."

Social Behavior

A man and a women married to others have an affair and are found out by their children. A woman appears insensitive to her ailing husband's pain. A man copes with his physical challenges by lying to his family and smoking weed. A boy bullies another and beats him up, though he gets his comeuppance later. A man talks about the importance of making money and wants to buy bigger and better things for his family. On the positive side, a friendship between two teens appears to create a haven from the storm created by their personal lives.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A man relies on marijuana to ease his pain. Some social drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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