Ni-Hao, Nat Chau

365 Film Challenge - 354

Lonesome Jim(2005)

Starring: Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place

It was slow at first. It picked up for me when the little boy got introduced. It was an interesting family dynamic, though. They were so dysfunctional, like I just cannot with how some people are. Jim took advantage of his mother, he caused his brother’s near-death; I’m not even sure what was up with the dad; Tim let Jim talk him into attempting suicide; and the mother was the typical mom who sees no wrong in her kids (who obviously need help of some sort). The little boy, Benjamin was interesting; his character was a lot older than he actually was which was cool. I actually just realized that I know the characters names which means I actually paid attention (which I didn’t think I did), so that’s good, too. I really liked Jim’s monologues at the end, the one at the basketball court and the voice over. His whole character arc was good.

Overall: 7/10

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