Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival where it won the coveted International Critics’ Discovery Award, Lymelife is a biting, moving and profoundly funny story about the dark side of suburban paradise.
Alec Baldwin (The Cooler) stars alongside Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) and Jill Hennessy (Law and Order), with Martin Scorsese acting as executive producer in the directorial debut of Derick Martini. Based on the experiences of the award-winning filmmaker and his brother Steven growing up on suburban Long Island during the late 1970s, Lymelife looks at first love and family dynamics during a time of drastic economic and cultural change.
Scott Bartlett (Rory Culkin), an awkward, sensitive 15-year-old, finds family life turned upside down after an outbreak of Lyme disease hits the community. As illness and paranoia spread, his parents - workaholic Mickey and overprotective Brenda - are on the verge of divorce; complicating matters, Scott has fallen in love with next-door-neighbour Adrianna Bragg (Emma Roberts), the only person in the world who seems to understand him. But her own family is deeply troubled, with an uptight mother conducting a not-so-clandestine love affair, and a father slowly slipping away from the effects of the disease; and when Scott’s tempestuous older brother Jim (Kieran Culkin) arrives home on leave, conflict threatens to tear both families apart.
 Emma Roberts Interview
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- Number of Discs
- 16:9 / Colour
- Stereo / English
- 2 / PAL
- 91 mins approx