From executive producer Martin Scorsese and producer Alec Baldwin comes Lymelife, a funny, biting and loving tribute to the American family. Derick Martini makes his directorial debut. Award-winning filmmakers Derick and his brother Steven collaborated on the script based on their experiences growing up on suburban Long Island. This story about the dark side of suburban paradise and the loss of innocence centers on two deeply troubled, dysfunctional families during the late 1970s. Scott is an awkward, sensitive 15-year-old boy whose family life is turned upside-down after an outbreak of Lyme disease hits the community spreading illness and paranoia. Scott’s parents -- a workaholic father and an overprotective mother -- are on the verge of a divorce as his older brother is about to ship off for war. Complicating matters, Scott has fallen in love with his next door neighbour, Adrianna, who seems to be the only person in the world who understands him. Her equally troubled, less affluent family includes an uptight mother, who is carrying on a not-so-clandestine affair, and a father slowly slipping away from the effects of Lyme disease. Profoundly funny and deeply moving, Lymelife looks at first love and family dynamics during a time of drastic economic and cultural change.
Starring Alec Baldwin, Rory Culkin, Emma Roberts
Director Derick Martini