You Can Count On Me


(out of 5)

One of the most accomplished films of the year is this very fine tribute to the complexities of family relationships.  couldn’t be better as Sammy, a loans officer at a bank in a fictitious upstate New York small town who finds out her drifter baby brother Terry () is coming to town for a visit. The next few days of their spending time together is the bulk of the story, and everything about what you see is so sharply observed and naturally performed that you completely forget that there’s so much work involved in the creation of it all. Kenneth Lonergan’s work as writer and director (his first time directing a feature) are a standard that future independently-minded films should measure themselves by.

Hart Sharp Entertainment, Cappa Production, Crush Entertainment, Shooting Gallery

USA, 2000

Directed by

Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan

Cinematography by

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 2000

American Film Institute Awards 2000.  

Boston Film Critics Awards 2000.   

Golden Globe Awards 2000

Gotham Awards 2000

Independent Spirit Awards 2000.

National Board of Review Awards 2000.  

New York Film Critics Awards 2000.

Online Film Critics Awards 2000.  

Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2000.

Toronto International Film Festival 2000

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