Lonesome Jim

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Lonesome Jim ★★★ 2006 (R)

Jim (Affleck) is an aimless, melancholic 27-year-old returning to his dull hometown in Indiana after a spiritcrushing stint in New York. Low-key, with mildly eccentric characters, it paints a nice little picture of Midwestern alienation, soaked with dry humor. Buscemi is subtle and meticulous with his direction, working in familiar territory. 91m/C DVD . US Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place, Seymour Cassel, Kevin Corrigan, Jack Rovello, Mark Boone Jr.; D: Steve Buscemi; W: James C. Strouse; C: Phil Parmet.