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Nearly a decade after impressing audiences at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival with their engaging coming-of-age story , filmmakers Derick and Steven Martini return to deliver this period drama following two families whose lives are profoundly affected by complex relationships, real estate woes, and Lyme disease. Set on Long Island in the late '70s, Lymelife opens to find a suburban community swept up in fear after local resident Charlie Bragg (Timothy Hutton) is diagnosed with Lyme disease. Charlie's tightly wound neighbor Brenda Bartlett (Jill Hennessy) is determined not to let her gentle 15-year-old son, Scott (Rory Culkin), suffer a similar fate, and has taken to duct-taping his cuffs to ensure that he remains Lyme disease-free. Meanwhile, as Charlie convalesces, his wife, Melissa (Cynthia Nixon), goes to work for Brenda's philandering husband, Mickey (Alec Baldwin), a respected real estate developer. All the while, Melissa remains clueless to the fact that she was hired more out of lust than as a friendly favor to a neighbor in need. For years, Scott has pined after Charlie and Brenda's daughter, Adrianna (Emma Roberts), and strangely enough, it seems that she's finally starting to return his affections. Tensions are running particularly high in the neighborhood lately, and when Scott's older brother, Jimmy (Kieran Culkin), arrives home on leave from the army, his confrontations with his tempestuous father, Mickey, threaten to trigger repercussions that will affect the lives of everyone involved. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:April 8, 2009

Cast

Alec Baldwin
as Mickey Bartlett
Rory Culkin
as Scott Bartlett
Emma Roberts
as Adrianna Bragg
Jill Hennessy
as Brenda Bartlett
Timothy Hutton
as Charlie Bragg
Cynthia Nixon
as Melissa Bragg
Kieran Culkin
as Jimmy Bartlett
Logan Huffman
as Blaze Salado
Brandon Thane Wilson
as Stuart
Derick Martini
as Photographer
Adam Scarimbolo
as Todd O'Leary
Phillip Pennestri
as Father Pazzo

Crew

Derick Martini
Director
Angela Somerville
Producer
Barbara de Fina
Producer
Steven Martini
Producer
Jon Cornick
Producer
Michele Tayler
Producer
Alec Baldwin
Producer
Steven Martini
Screenwriter
Derick Martini
Screenwriter
Steven Martini
Composer (Music Score)
Steven Martini
Editor
Mark Yoshikawa
Editor
Derick Martini
Editor
Kelly McGehee
Production Designer
Matt Munn
Art Director
Tiffany Nishimoto
Co-producer
Michael G. Jefferson
Co-producer
Jamin O'Brien
Co-producer
William Baldwin
Co-producer
Arvind Singh
Associate Producer
Leonard Loventhal
Executive Producer
Martin Scorsese
Executive Producer
Kelley Burney
Set Decorator
Erika Munro
Costume Designer
Lukasz Janik
Sound/Sound Designer
Eyde Belasco
Casting
David Van Slyke
Supervising Sound Editor
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