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You Can Count On Me (2000)

Director:
Kenneth Lonergan
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
You Can Count On Me
RUNNING TIME
111 minutes
Producer:
Martin Scorsese
Barbara De Fina
Larry Meistrich
Jeff Sharp
Screenwriter:
Kenneth Lonergan


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Samantha Prescott Laura Linney
Terry Prescott Mark Ruffalo
Brian Everett Matthew Broderick
Bob Steegerson Jon Tenney
Rudy Prescott Rory Culkin
Mabel J. Smith-Cameron
Rudy Sr. Josh Lucas
Sheila Seidleman Gaby Hoffmann
Sheriff Darryl Adam LeFevre
Ron the Priest Kenneth Lonergan

 

Review

From an unmistakable indie foundation, but without the insistence on being quirky or too clever, first-time writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (penner of Analyze This) made this heartfelt and unusually perceptive drama about the conflicts between a protective smalltown single mother and her younger drifter brother returning home with his bohemian lifestyle. Rarely has the intersection between the worldly and the nave, the ambitious and the content, and the searching and the simple-minded been as seriously, unbiased and faithfully handled in American cinema, and the reputations of both smalltown life (despite some valid criticism) and the increasingly fast-paced world surrounding it emerge strengthened from it all. You Can Count On Me is a warm and unassuming film with remarkable performances from Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo in the two leading roles as the siblings.

 

Copyright 29.5.2012 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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