Lonesome Jim (2005, USA) C-92m. ** D: Steve Buscemi. Starring Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Kevin Corrigan, Mary Kay Place, Seymour Cassel. Downbeat Jim Jarmusch-like comedy drama about loser Affleck who returns to his hometown from an unsuccessful stance in New York City. He feels completely aimless and desperate, especially when his brother tries to commit suicide. Nurse Tyler, a single mom, could help him out of his misery. Moody but slight character drama. Buscemi's third feature following TREES LOUNGE (1996) and ANIMAL FACTORY (2000).

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