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Lonesome Jim
     

Lonesome Jim

Director: Steve Buscemi, Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place

Cast: Steve Buscemi, Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place

 
A less than auspicious homecoming for an introspective artist sets the stage for this low-key comedy drama directed by Steve Buscemi. Jim (Casey Affleck) is a chronically glum aspiring novelist who, after a failed two-year sojourn in New York City, has returned home to his parents' home in Goshen, IN. Jim's

Overview

A less than auspicious homecoming for an introspective artist sets the stage for this low-key comedy drama directed by Steve Buscemi. Jim (Casey Affleck) is a chronically glum aspiring novelist who, after a failed two-year sojourn in New York City, has returned home to his parents' home in Goshen, IN. Jim's folks, Don (Seymour Cassel) and Sally (Mary Kay Place), run a ladder factory, a family business Jim wants nothing to do with. His older brother, Tim (Kevin Corrigan), is also living at home, and has problems of his own after his marriage ended in divorce and his business went broke. When Tim makes the latest of a number of suicide attempts by driving into a tree, Jim is reintroduced to Anika (Liv Tyler), a nurse who had a one-night fling with Jim a while ago. Jim and Anika strike up a conversation and start seeing one another again, though she seems to have feelings for Tim as well. With Tim in the hospital, Jim is persuaded against his better judgment to take on some of his brother's responsibilities, including doing some work at the ladder factory. At work, he bonds with his uncle Stacy (Mark Boone Jr.), who prefers to use the nickname "Evil" and deals drugs on the job. Jim's attempts to help Uncle Stacy with his side business backfire and implicate his parents, with Sally ending up in jail. But between his budding relationship with Anika and coaching a kids' basketball team that includes Tim's daughters, Jim begins to cautiously consider the notion that life might be worth all the trouble.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2006
UPC:
0796019795449
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
R
Source:
Ifc
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:31:00

Special Features

Commentary featuring director Steve Buscemi and writer James C. Strouse; Special making-of featurette

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Casey Affleck Jim
Liv Tyler Anika
Mary Kay Place Sally
Seymour Cassel Don
Kevin Corrigan Tim
Jack Rovello Ben
Rachel Strouse Rachel
Sarah Strouse Sarah
Mark Boone Evil
Jake LaBotz Philip (Welder)
Jude Barger Referee
Pam Angell Stacy (Prostitute)
Michael Buscemi Man (Driver)
Don Strouse Neighbor
Rick Duplissie Bar Patron
Doug Liechty Caskey Doug the Preacher

Technical Credits
Steve Buscemi Director,Producer
Jake Abraham Producer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Victoria Farrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer
Daniela Taplin-Lundberg Producer
Evan Lurie Score Composer
Galt Niederhoffer Producer
Jesse Nye Asst. Director
Phil Parmet Cinematographer
Celine Rattray Producer
Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
Warren Shaw Sound Editor
Reagan Silber Executive Producer
John Sloss Executive Producer
Alex Steyermark Musical Direction/Supervision
James C. Strouse Screenwriter
Derrick Tseng Co-producer
Plummy Tucker Editor
Chuck Voelter Production Designer
Georgianne Walken Casting
Anna Waterhouse Executive Producer
Gary Winick Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lonesome Jim
1. Lonesome Jim [4:14]
2. "Are You Back Now?" [6:14]
3. Hospital Beds Are More Comfortable [5:42]
4. A Goddamned Tragedy [6:36]
5. Uncle Evil [9:02]
6. Mom's a Whiskey Woman [8:00]
7. Rude Awakening [4:10]
8. Some People Shouldn't Be Parents [3:27]
9. Pointing Fingers [3:07]
10. Unannounced Visits [5:34]
11. Confronting Evil [2:33]
12. Fun and Cheery People [3:42]
13. Back With a Smile [6:03]
14. Thinking of Leaving [3:13]
15. On His Own [4:51]
16. "Why Do We Play At All?" [4:01]
17. Dear Mom [2:14]
18. Getting Ride [5:18]
19. End Credits [3:30]

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