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Lonesome Jim (2005)

Failing to make it on his own, twenty-seven-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.

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Jim
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Tim
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Sally
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Don
Rachel Strouse ...
Rachel
Sarah Strouse ...
Sarah
Rick Duplissie ...
Bar Patron
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Evil
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Phillip
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Ben
Don Strouse ...
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Doug Liechty Caskey ...
Doug the preacher
Pam Angell ...
Stacy - Prostitute
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Jim is a young man who, after deciding he can't make it on his own, moves back to his hometown in Indiana -- under his parents' roof. He's saved from his family's dysfunction by a local woman and her son, who sees him as a father figure. Written by Anonymous

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Change your outlook. Change your life.

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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16 November 2005 (France)  »

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Conociendo a Jim  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,798 (USA) (26 March 2006)

Gross:

$154,077 (USA) (11 June 2006)
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This movie marks Casey Affleck's first leading role. Director Steve Buscemi said he knew Affleck would be able to carry the movie after watching his performance in "Gerry". See more »

Quotes

Jim: Mom! You're home!
Sally: Yep.
Jim: How?
Sally: Something called bail. One of the girls in prison told me about it. Apparently your father never realized it was an option.
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The silver lining of a dark cloud
2 February 2007 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

Casey Affleck does a good job becoming the unlovable loser that you're actually interested in watching in this film. And for what it's worth, I feel like this film did a great job avoiding indie cliché's. Jim is not really overly inept or annoyingly stupid; in the contrary he's just kind of a high minded loser fumbling about for the same things most people fumble about for. Love, self respect and meaning in life. He's someone that's thinking somehow they are above the standard human fare because he has a specialization in literature.

Growing up in the Midwest I can say this captures Midwestern life almost perfectly. The tone of the settings, the reactions of the characters and even the fact that it appears to be shot in that brownish tan time between winter and spring which always reminded me of the Midwest no matter where I went. The supporting actors all turn in very good performances and it's interesting to look at.

This was a good movie. Steve Buscemi has mastered the art of subtlety and after seeing this movie and reading a few user reviews, I gather it's lost to a large number of people. Much like Ghost World which he starred in, he gives you hints and details that allow you to find character motivations and to flesh out their inner workings. In other words, he allows you to use your imagination. The film is like Jim, sad and brooding but with the hint of a good heart trying to find a way out. This is very funny and melancholy piece that's well worth a watch for people who enjoy films like this.


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