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R| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
After failing to find success as a writer in New York City, Jim (Casey Affleck) slinks back to his family's home in the Midwest to lick his wounds. But his visit is quickly complicated when his angst spreads to his brother, Tim (Kevin Corrigan), who promptly decides to drive his car straight into a tree. Under the shadow of his sibling's injurious actions, Jim strikes up an unlikely friendship with Anika (Liv Tyler), whose centered small-town wisdom gradually rubs off on him.

Cast: Casey Affleck , Liv Tyler , Mary Kay Place , Seymour Cassel , Kevin Corrigan , Jack Rovello , Mark Boone Junior , Rachel Strouse

Director: Steve Buscemi

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: InDigEnt

Lonesome Jim (2005)

Release Date: January 21st, 2005|1 hr. 31 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Buscemi does not act in Lonesome Jim, but his sly humor and keen eye for nuance resonate in every frame. I can't recall having a better time at a movie about depression. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Well-intentioned but lifeless. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Buscemi's latest, Lonesome Jim, written by James C. Strouse, asks you to spend 91 minutes with a 30-year-old slacker and would-be writer who has the DNA of a sloth. "Slowsome Jim" is more like it. show more

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