Lonesome Jim
Lonesome Jim (2006)

Jim begrudgingly returns to his hometown in rural Indiana after failing to make it on his own in New York. He soon remembers why he left: a doting but overbearing mother, a distant father, and a depressed older brother whose… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 24, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2006
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Lonesome Jim is leavened by sweet, understated humor, it's hard to root for such a morose, self-defeating protagonist.

Time Out

Though this clash of picket-fenced, down-home values and big city oafishness was handled with a little more delicacy in 2005's superb 'Junebug', Buscemi's film has lots to say about this fruitful dynamic.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Affleck plays this as a one-note turn, all dour. What a life-force like Anika would see in him is a mystery.

Fernando F. Croce

An unintentional parody of Sundance Hades circa 1996

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Manages to be bitter, dispiriting and utterly pointless all at once.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The problem is that a little of this minimalist kitchen-sink farce goes a very long way, and after a while Lonesome Jim starts to dry up.

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Cole Smithey

"Lonesome Jim" is an earnest and modest 'little independent' movie that charms by way of its understated underachieving characters.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

It all feels very slight.

Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A slight, but amusing and occasionally touching, dark comedy about depression and dysfunction that percolates with indie film hipness.

James Mottram

Minimalist, moody and morose, Lonesome Jim is a minor gem.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This is Steve Buscemi's third outing as a feature director (and first where he doesn't direct himself). What we have is a wry, deadpan dramedy… More
Conner Rainwater
I felt like the experimental film style is what made this movie good. The script is so-so, it got a little predictable and became sort of like Garden State. The… More
Nicki Marie
I had low expectations on this one, so I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. Similar in tone to Buffalo 66, this deals with people who don't… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Lonesome Jim" starts with Jim(Casey Affleck) returning to Cromwell, In after a failed attempt at being a writer in New York, and… More
Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place, Jake La Botz, Kevin Corrigan DIRECTED BY: Steve Buscemi Jim begrudgingly returns to his hometown in rural… More
Leo L
An interesting movie with a good story plot. This is a story about a man who comes home and is deeply set in depression. He meets a single mother who enables… More

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