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Friday, April 29, 2005

Lonesome Jim

Last but not least...

The final film I saw was Steve Buscemi's Lonesome Jim. Buscemi was at the earlier screening, but, alas, had to leave for New York prior to the screening I attended.

As a big fan of his earlier Trees Lounge, I was eager to see Lonesome Jim and was not disappointed. If felt the tone of the ending was slightly inconsistent with the tone of the rest of the film, but that's only a minor complaint of an otherwise well-acted and engaging film about a young man (Casey Affleck) who comes back to the small town in Indiana where he grew up after spending time in New York. Back home, he meets nurse Anika (Liv Tyler), casually talks his brother (Kevin Corrigan) into a failed suicide attempt, and hangs out with his drug-dealing uncle (Mark Boone, Jr).

Despite these heavy topics, film never gets self-indulgent or overly serious. Acting is superb throughout (including supporting roles for Mary Kay Place and Seymour Cassel).

Given the director and name cast, I would expect Lonesome Jim to be released theatrically. Though, given the dark tone, it may never reach the mainstream market.

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