Lifelines


1h 31m 2009

Brief Synopsis

The Bernstein family leads a dysfunctional existence. With three foul-mouthed kids, a caffeine-addict mother on the brink, and a less than forthcoming father, they suffer an atmosphere so heavy with collective hostility and tension it seems as if the floral-papered walls will come crashing down at a

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Family
Release Date
2009

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

The Bernstein family leads a dysfunctional existence. With three foul-mouthed kids, a caffeine-addict mother on the brink, and a less than forthcoming father, they suffer an atmosphere so heavy with collective hostility and tension it seems as if the floral-papered walls will come crashing down at any minute. Forced to the breaking point, they concede to a family therapy session, where it quickly becomes clear that what's at stake is "about a lot more than dry turkey." Repressed anger and antagonism give way to moments of self-revelation, as a patient and compassionate Dr. Livingston draws out demons and dark secrets, allowing the family to start accepting their own humanity.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Family
Release Date
2009

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 24, 2009

Released in United States Spring April 3, 2009

Released in United States Spring April 3, 2009 (NY)

Released in United States April 24, 2009 (Los Angeles)