BBC iPlayer: Lymelife (2008)

on Monday, August 08, 2011
Words: Saam Das

SYNOPSIS: "Darkly comic drama about unhappy families. Growing up as his parents grow apart, teenager Scott (Rory Culkin) yearns for more-than-friendship with neighbour and classmate Adrianna (Emma Roberts)." (

Last December, I got in touch with a selection of bloggers to put together our collective top 50 movies of 2010. There weren't too many surprises at the business end of the list but on each individual list, there were occasionally some films which largely went under the radar. 'Lymelife' was certainly one of those.

Jack Kirby included the film in his list, over the likes of 'The Social Network' and 'Toy Story 3' which battled it out for the top spot in the collated list. According to Jack, 'Lymelife' is "a clever and melancholy teen rom-com that won me over due to the note-perfect relationship between its leads, Emma Roberts and Rory Culkin." I trust Jack's opinion, so should you.

Watch 'Lymelife' on BBC iPlayer until 00:34, 13 August '11.

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