Executive produced by Martin Scorsese and starring Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin, Oscar winner Tim Hutton, Rory and Kieran Culkin, Jill Hennessy, Cynthia Nixon, and Emma Roberts, the film won the International Critics Awards at the Toronto Film Festival. Lymelife will open at UK cinemas on 2nd July 2010.
Produced by Derick and Steven Martini and directed by Derick Martini, the film is set in the late 1970s in Long Island, New York, chronicling the disintegration of two families (The Bartletts and Braggs) when tangled relationships, real estate problems and an outbreak of Lyme’s disease hit a small suburban community. Told from the perspective of Scott Bartlett (Rory Culkin) a timid boy radically different from his philandering father played by Alec Baldwin, matters really heat up when Jimmy (Kieran Culkin) returns home on leave from the army and Scott Bartlett’s father’s affair with Melissa Bragg (Cynthia Nixon) becomes all too obvious to Baldwin’s long suffering wife played by Jill Hennessy. Tension mounts as Scott harbours secret feelings for Melissa’s daughter Adrianna (played by Emma Roberts).
A semi-autobiographical tale about the American dream gone wrong, Lymelife is a quirky film with a cracking script plus excellent performances from a stellar cast. Lymelife was also produced by Alec Baldwin.