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"Lymelife" is a story about the dark side of suburban paradise and the loss of innocence. It centers on two deeply troubled, dysfunctional families during the late 1970s. The film revolves around an awkward, sensitive 15-year old boy, Scott Bartlett, 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, Mickey and an overprotective mother, Brenda -- are on the verge of a divorce as his… Show more

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April 24, 2009 - Boston.com - Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

Derick and Steven Martini once had a childhood, and now, courtesy of their first movie, we are prisoners of its excruciating ordinariness. For no apparent reason, the brothers have called the film "Lymelife" - one character may have Lyme disease, but that's hardly an excuse - and set the story in 1979. Derick directed "Lymelife"; Steven composed the music (a lot of plucked strings); both wrote and edited.

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