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You Can Count On Me

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Original title
You Can Count On Me
Running time
110 min.
United States United States
Kenneth Lonergan
Lesley Barber
Stephen Kazmierski
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Cappa Productions / Hart Sharp Productions / Shooting Gallery. Distributed by Paramount. Producer: Martin Scorsese
Drama | Family Relationships. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
While conservative Sammy (Linney) stayed in her quiet hometown, rebellious Terry (Ruffalo) was on the road, drifting in and out of trouble. When Terry suddenly comes to visit, his presence has a profound influence on Sammys world. As Terry forms a special friendship with Sammys precocious eight-year-old son, Rudy (Rory Culkin), Sammy rediscovers her passion for life, entertaining a marriage proposal from her boyfriend (Jon Tenney) while having a fling with her boss (Matthew Broderick). But when Terrys behavior becomes disruptive, Sammy must finally confront the choices of the past... and make new ones to renew her familys future.
2000: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actress (Laura Linney), Original Screenplay
2000: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Actress (Laura Linney), Screenplay
2000: Sundance: Best Movie (ex aequo). Best Screenplay
2000: National Board of Review: Special Award
2000: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Laura Linney) & Screenplay
2000: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Screenplay and New Generation Award
2000: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 Movies of the Year
2000: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Screenplay & Best First Feature. 5 Nominations
2000: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay
2000: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Laura Linney)
2000: Montréal World Film Festival: Best Actor (Mark Ruffalo)
Critics' reviews
  • "One of the year's best films"
  • "The best American movie this year"
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