Lymelife, set amid marital decay and teen frustration, isn't quite the American Beauty of the 516 area code, but it'll do.
—Kyle Smith New York Post
...doesn't have the sheer power of The Ice Storm, but it's not just another recycling of suburban angst.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
Lymelife, passionate and melancholy, captures the yearning and despair of growing up in the late '70s at the beginning of the end of the American Dream and the desire to, as Van Morrison sang about in a song of that era, "open up the window, let me breathe."
—Paul Brenner filmcritic.com
...keeps you hooked...
—Manohla Dargis New York Times
...an absorbing and well-acted tale of two unhappy families in 1979 suburbia.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
An independent film about dysfunctional families is as cookie-cutter as the homes in Bartletown. If you don't take to the cast, Lymelife could leave you underwhelmed.
—Pete Paras E!
Even when the drama gets overcooked, Lymelife sends off sparks.
—Peter Travers Rolling Stone
— Chicago Tribune
Is it too much to ask that some day somebody will make a movie about ?burb bliss?
—Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor
if heartfelt indie...
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
If only its substantial craft and atmosphere were matched by an equally compelling reason for being.
—Scott Foundas Village Voice
...a dour domestic drama...
—Leah Rozen People
...the suburban dysfunction picture sinks further into insignificance with each subsequent iteration and the wholly dispensable Lymelife's only real function is to confirm this shameful decline.
—Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine