Thursday, March 26, 2009


What is Lymelife? It is an exploration of suburbia...and no, not Desperate Housewives style but more along the lines of The Ice Storm or American Beauty. It stars Alec Baldwin, Cynthia Nixon, Kieran Culkin, Rory Culkin, Timothy Hutton, among others. Set in the 70's, the film showcases the true tragedy of the "American Dream," fantastically portrayed by the Martini family (how great a name) exploring the falsehoods in the idea of the "American Dream," and the pure panic spurred by the threat of Lymes Disease.
The idea of being trapped in suburbia has long been depicted in film, most recently (and fantastically might I add) in Revolutionary Road. Interview Mag recently interviewed Kieran Culkin on the upcoming film (must be said, one of my favorite flicks is Igby Goes I have a complete and utter love for his performances) Kieran resurfaces after a 7 year break from acting in Lymelife, and he doesn't stop there, with five additional flicks opening in 2009.

Lymelife opens in limited release April 8th.

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