You Can Count on Me (2000)

You Can Count on Me (2000)
  • Time: 109 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick


A lot happens at once to Sammy, a single mom living in the Catskill town of her birth, where her parents died in a car crash when she was small. Her son Rudy, who’s 8, begins imagining his unseen father as a hero; she picks up, sort of, with last year’s boyfriend; she gets a new boss who imposes foolish rules; and, her wayward brother Terry arrives for a visit after months of no communication. The boyfriend proposes, the relationship with her boss takes an unexpected turn, and her brother and son bond, not always with positive consequences. When Terry asks young Rudy if he wants to meet his father, a crisis of sorts ensues, and brother and sister must re-frame their relationship.

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