4.6/10
272
4 user 11 critic

Lemon (2017)

Trailer
2:41 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $6.99 (HD) on Amazon Video

A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
2,389 ( 1,339)
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.

Director: Bill Watterson
Stars: Kirsten Vangsness, John Hennigan, James Urbaniak
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.

Director: Nicholas Verso
Stars: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a man to come face-to-face with the younger version of his late father-in-law.

Director: Michael Almereyda
Stars: Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.

Director: Dustin Guy Defa
Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson
Brigsby Bear (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story ... See full summary »

Director: Dave McCary
Stars: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star.

Director: Matt Spicer
Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
6 Days I (2017)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Toa Fraser
Stars: Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong, Jamie Bell
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A recovering drug addict takes a job with a documentary crew who plans to interview three subjects who claim to be real life monsters.

Director: Victor Mathieu
Stars: Toby Hemingway, Justin Bruening, Murielle Zuker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A comedy about a small New Jersey town on the night of Orson Welles' legendary 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, which led millions of listeners to believe the U.S. was being invaded by Martians.

Director: Jody Lambert
Stars: Anna Camp, Heather Burns, Tony Hale
Patti Cake$ (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

Director: Geremy Jasper
Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay
Detours II (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A newly single New Yorker must re-locate to Florida; she drives south with her widowed dad and her mom's ashes in a coffee can.

Director: Robert McCaskill
Stars: Tara Westwood, Carlo Fiorletta, Paul Sorvino
Double Play I (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Set during a time of colonial unrest on the island of Curacao, a group of men play a marathon game of dominoes while discussing a variety of issues.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Melanie Liburd, La La Anthony, Bronson Pinchot
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
African Woman
...
...
...
...
...
Guy Roach
...
Susan
...
...
Simone
...
Client
...
...
Toby
...
Lee
...
...
Edit

Storyline

A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Лимон  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer/director Janicza Bravo and writer/actor Brett Gelman are married in real life. When the movie premiered, their families - that are portrayed quite dysfunctional in the movie - hadn't seen the film yet. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Opening film of Rotterdam film festival 2017. Misplaced choice and lacked contents overall
4 February 2017 | by (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This was the opening film of the Rotterdam film festival 2017 (iffr.com), and as such may give rise to expectations of something remarkable or otherwise special. Alas, I cannot think of many positive remarks about this film. Several people around me had a lot of laughs throughout the running time, but I had mostly trouble to produce even a tiny smile. Maybe I'm embarrassed seeing a definite loser on a definitely downhill path, where everything he does fails on him. And it would certainly have helped when Isaac had only been just a tiny bit of sympathetic. Now it is all just sad, nothing humorous about it. I know that many people delight (schadenfreude) in the suffering of others, but I'm not one of those. (Counter example: I love all the Ulrich Seidl movies, where you also find yourself embarrassed while watching, wondering whether you can stand it much longer. Nevertheless, I always endure to the end and even watch these movies more than once. Best example: his Paradise trilogy, especially Paradise: Love.) Anyway, apart from me the audience was not happy with this movie either, as it ranked a lowly 158th (out of 172) place for the audience award.

There were some links between Isaac's life at home and the acting classes (like the "I I I" that offended his girlfriend in an early scene). Are these classes an artificial construct, introduced by the film makers, in order to make a point?? (If yes, I missed it.) Or is it just a means to humiliate others or to showcase his own shortcomings?? (Partly, see next paragraph.)

The final Q&A clarified several things. For example: this movie resembles the lives of the film makers, feeling out of place (black, Jewish, etc), and it resembles their personalities too. There was a question about music and composer, but the answer escaped me. There was a very valid question about acting classes, coming down to: are they really that way?? The answer was that teachers are very abusive and impulsive as a rule. They can quit class and run out, or behave otherwise very crazy. There was a question about the family reunion, whether it was for real?? The answer was that a comedy can make sweet what is shown on screen. It is something not happening to you, so you can feel good in spite of it, like feeling less lonely. Lastly, the Q&A clarified the title of the film: Lemon stands for a lame person or thing, or something useless or crappy. As the film makers explained, that meaning of the word is obvious to all native English speakers.

Finally, a positive remark, in spite of everything: in the closing scene where Isaac's car is taken away to a garage or more probably a scrap yard (Isaac: "it just died on me"), we see the final credits roll by. For that reason these credits seemed not overly long, unlike the feeling I have with other movies. I've the impression that credits become longer every day, exhaustively mentioning even the smallest contribution in full (catering, chauffeur, and so on). It can be that this all is necessary in the context of financing the project, but it borders on annoying and only forces you to grab a flashlight and leave the venue before the lights get on.


12 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?