Film Review: Lonesome Jim

Posted on by 5WC in Film

The trailer for Lonesome Jim never really excited me, it never truly gripped me or demanded to be watched. It just walked on by, passing a glance not bothering to even really attempt a friendly hello. But when you need a film to watch, and the cast list involves Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler and the director’s chair is Steve Buscemi, Lonesome Jim seems to have enough about it to warrant a reputation as a safe bet.

It really is a case though that this was a film to simply pass away an evening. 91 minutes of storytelling, designed not to challenge or invoke but rather to narrate. It’s not heavy, it’s not hard, it is just what it is, a tale of people brought together and the events that unfold between them. Read more