Lonesome Jim

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Released 2006

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Director:
Steve Buscemi
Released:
2006
Rating:
R

Lonesome Jim is a 2005 dark but heartfelt comedy directed by Steve Buscemi. Jim (Casey Affleck) is approaching his late 20s, and despite moving to New York to become a writer, he's only managed to find work as a dog-walker. Finally admitting defeat, Jim moves back home to Goshen, Indiana and reluctantly accepts a job at the family ladder factory. Meanwhile, Jim tries to connect with his grouchy father (Seymour Cassel), bubbly mother (Mary Kay Place) and pessimistic brother Tim (Kevin Corrigan). After an argument about whose life is worse, Tim unsuccessfully attempts suicide again and lands in the hospital, leaving extra burdens on Jim's shoulders. The one bright spot is Anika (Liv Tyler), a gorgeous and nurturing single mother and nurse who is able to slowly break through Jim's natural defenses of gloominess and pessimism. But when his mother ends up in trouble with the law, and Jim realizes how dysfunctional his Indianan family really is, he wonders if he wouldn't be better off returning to New York. The big question is whether or not he can leave Anika behind.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Jan Stuart

    If Lonesome Jim feels like it's perpetually on the verge of evaporating, Buscemi brings to the material the boundless empathy for misfits and screw-ups he displayed in "Trees Lounge."

  • 60

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    There's a slightness to the mildly eccentric material here that leaves the whole enterprise in danger of fluttering away.

  • 40

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Mr. Buscemi wrote and starred in the small gem of a movie ("Trees Lounge"), which had more psychological nuance than this emotionally cauterized slice of minimalist malaise.

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