Trailer: Alec Baldwin's LYMELIFE

by Joey Paur

Here we have a little trailer for a new offbeat dark dramedy called 'Lymelife' which was produced by Martin Scorsese and Alex Baldwin who also stars in the film. Derick Martini made his directorial debut with this movie. He and his brother Steven wrote the script which is based on their experiences growing up on Long Island. This is a movie that has toured the film festivals, and has also been getting a lot of love from the critics. This is one of those movies that most likely will not go main stream so it will most likely be coming to an independent theater near you. It looks really good, and laughably depressing.

Lymelife is a story about the dark side of suburban paradise and the loss of innocence centers on two deeply troubled, dysfunctional families during the late 1970s. The film revolves around an awkward, sensitive 15-year old boy, Scott Bartlett (Rory Culkin), whose family life is turned upside-down after an outbreak of Lyme disease hits the community spreading illness and paranoia. Scott’s parents -- a workaholic father, Mickey (Alec Baldwin) and an overprotective mother, Brenda (Jill Hennessy) -- are on the verge of a divorce as his older brother Jim (Kieran Culkin) is about to ship off for war. Complicating matters, Scott has fallen in love with his next door neighbor, Adrianna Bragg (Emma Roberts). Adrianna seems to be the only person in the world who understands Scott demonstrated by her equally troubled, less affluent family including an uptight mother, Melissa (Cynthia Nixon), carrying on a not-so-clandestine love affair, and a father, Charlie (Timothy Hutton), slowly slipping away from the effects of Lyme disease. Both profoundly funny and deeply moving, Lymelife looks at first love and family dynamics during a time of drastic economic and cultural change

Check out the trailer below.

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