Wherever You Are (Lifelines)
Wherever You Are (Lifelines) (2008)

Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of the dangerously dysfunctional suburban Bernstein family. Mom Nancy (Jane Adams), a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 9, 2008
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Terrific performances rescue it, from Adams' wounded exhaustion to Pais's comical confusion and Walker's furious defiance, all hurled against Morton's patient 'listening' and advice.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Written and directed by Rob Margolies, Lifelines starts promisingly, but soon gives way to a compressed, schematic psychodrama endemic.

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Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine

Although its really not much more than a 94 minute therapy session for the dysfunctional family from hell, this psycho-dramedy does have something going for it, with several nicely etched performances and some pungent scenes.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Lifelines is an insufferably over-familiar take on angst in affluent suburbia.

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Joshua Land
Time Out

Most of the movie is merely excruciating, until a late revelation elevates it into the realm of the sublimely ludicrous.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A refreshingly honest, intelligent and captivating drama brimming with warmth, tenderness and razor-sharp humor.

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New York Post

Lifelines is a tiny movie, made for $385,000, but it strikes enough strange chords to make it resonate.

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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice

The film's befuddling direction and tone, queasy HD interiors, and tin-eared, often preposterous, screenplay prove disastrous.

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Nell Minow

One of the most exquisite images on screen this year was the lovely face of the brilliantly talented Jane Adams, who plays the mother of a profoundly dysfunctional family.

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