• Lifelines (2008)

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Release Date: April 3rd, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
A dysfunctional family (Jane Adams, Josh Pais) in suburban New Jersey shuffles off to see a therapist (Joe Morton).

Cast: Jane Adams, Josh Pais, Joe Morton, Robbie Sublett, Dreama Walker, Jacob Kogan, Ben Levin

Director: Rob Margolies

Genres: Comedy drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Lifelines is a tiny movie, made for $385,000, but it strikes enough strange chords to make it resonate. show more

  • Starts promisingly, with a sharp comedic bite and genuine compassion for this fraught family dynamic, but soon gives way to the kind of compressed, schematic psychodrama endemic to (if no more welcome on) the stage. show more

  • Mature in terms of production polish and pro performances, writer-director Rob Margolies' feature debut, Lifelines (until recently called "Wherever You Are"), stumbles in a familiar way: It crams in so many family dysfunctions and plot crises in search of cathartic impact that credibility is stretched to the breaking point. show more

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