- You Can Count on Me
name = You Can Count on Me
Barbara De Fina Larry Meistrich Jeff Sharp
Laura Linney Mark Ruffalo Matthew Broderick Rory Culkin Jon Tenney
November 17, 2000
runtime = 111 min.
language = English
budget = $1,200,000 (estimated)
imdb_id = 0203230|
"You Can Count on Me" is a 2000 movie, starring
Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Rory Culkinand Matthew Broderick, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. It tells the story of Sammy, a single mother living in a small Catskilltown and her complicated relationships with family and friends.
As children, Sammy and Terry Prescott lose their parents to a car accident. Years later, Sammy (
Laura Linney), a single motherand lending officer at the local bank, still lives in her childhood home in Scottsville, New Yorkwhile Terry ( Mark Ruffalo) has drifted around the country, scraping by and getting in and out of trouble. After months of no communication with his sister, Terry is desperate for money, and comes to visit her and her son Rudy ( Rory Culkin) who are excited about reuniting with their estranged loved one. Upset with Terry's situation, Sammy lends him the money which he mails back to his girlfriend. However, after his girlfriend attempts suicide he decides to extend his stay with his sister, which she welcomes.
For a school writing assignment, Rudy imagines his unknown father as a fantastic hero. Sammy only gives him vague descriptions of the truth while Terry lets his feelings be known about Rudy Sr.'s abandonment. Sammy rekindles a relationship with an old boyfriend, but is surprised when he proposes to her after a short time. She responds that she needs time to consider it.
At the bank, Brian (
Matthew Broderick) is the new managerwho tries to make his mark with unusual demands about computer color schemes and daily timesheets. He is particularly tough on Sammy, requesting that she make arrangements for someone else to pick up her son from the school bus rather than leaving work. After some minor arguments they end up having an affair, despite Brian's wife being six months pregnant.
Meanwhile Terry grows close to Rudy during the time they spend together. Yet he pushes the limits of Sammy's parental control during a late night game of pool at a bar. She turns to her minister (
Kenneth Lonergan) to counsel Terry about his outlook on life. He resists his sister's advice but stays on good terms with his nephew. Realizing her own questionable decisions, Sammy turns down her boyfriend's marriage proposal and breaks off her relationship with Brian.
After a day of
fishingtogether, Terry and Rudy decide to visit Rudy Sr. in Auburn. Confronted by his past, Rudy Sr. ( Josh Lucas) is incensed, leading Terry to assaulthim and get arrested. Sammy brings her brother and son home the next morning and asks Terry to move out, which he does the next day. He plans to go back to the coast and scoffs at Sammy's suggestion to remain in town and get his life back on track. At first, it appears the separation will be another heartache, but they reconcile before Terry leaves, coming to terms with their individual life styles.
Laura Linney- Samantha 'Sammy' Prescott
Mark Ruffalo- Terry Prescott
Rory Culkin- Rudy Prescott
Matthew Broderick- Brian Everett
Jon Tenney- Bob Steegerson
J. Smith-Cameron- Mabel
Gaby Hoffmann- Sheila
Adam LeFevre- Sheriff Darryl
Kenneth Lonergan- Ron
Nina Garbiras- Nancy Everett
Kim Parker- Rudy Sr.'s Girlfriend
Josh Lucas- Rudy (Kolinski) Sr.
AFI Fest (2000)
* Best New Writer
* New Directions AwardBoston Society of Film Critics Award (2000)
* Best New FilmmakerHumanitas Prize (2001)
* Feature Film CategoryIndependent Spirit Awards (2001)
* Best First Feature
* Best ScreenplayLos Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (2000)
* Best Screenplay
* New Generation Award:
Mark RuffaloMontreal World Film Festival (2000)
* Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
* Best Actor:
Mark RuffaloNational Board of Review of Motion Pictures (2000)
* Special Achievement AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards (2001)
* Best Screenplay
* Best Actress:
Laura LinneyNew York Film Critics Circle Awards (2000)
* Best ScreenplaySatellite Awards (2001)
* Best Screenplay, OriginalSundance Film Festival (2000)
* Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic
* Waldo Salt Screenwriting AwardToronto Film Critics Association Awards (2000)
* Best Actress:
* Best ScreenplayWriters Guild of America Award (2001)
* Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
*imdb title | id=0203230 | title=You Can Count on Me
tied with "
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
You Can Count on Me — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel You Can Count on Me Originaltitel You Can Count on Me … Deutsch Wikipedia
You Can Count On Me — Tu peux compter sur moi Tu peux compter sur moi Titre original You Can Count of Me Réalisation Kenneth Lonergan Acteurs principaux Laura Linney Mark Ruffalo Matthew Broderick Jon Tenney Rory Culkin Kenneth Lonergan Gaby Hoffmann Scénario … Wikipédia en Français
You Can Count on Me — Tu peux compter sur moi Tu peux compter sur moi Titre original You Can Count of Me Réalisation Kenneth Lonergan Acteurs principaux Laura Linney Mark Ruffalo Matthew Broderick Jon Tenney Rory Culkin Kenneth Lonergan Gaby Hoffmann Scénario … Wikipédia en Français
you can count something on (the fingers of) one hand — spoken phrase used for saying that there are very few things or people of a particular type Thesaurus: words used to describe small amounts and quantitiessynonym Main entry: count … Useful english dictionary
You Can Count On Me (song) — Infobox ESC entry song = flagicon|Ireland You Can Count On Me caption = year = 1986 country = Ireland artist = Luv Bug as = with = language = English languages = composer = Kevin Sheerin lyricist = Kevin Sheerin conductor = Noel Kelehan place =… … Wikipedia
can count something on the fingers of one hand — can count (something) on the fingers of one hand if you say that you can count things on the fingers of one hand, you are emphasizing that they are very rare. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times she s actually offered to… … New idioms dictionary
can count on the fingers of one hand — can count (something) on the fingers of one hand if you say that you can count things on the fingers of one hand, you are emphasizing that they are very rare. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times she s actually offered to… … New idioms dictionary
You Can't Count on Me — Infobox Single Name = You Can t Count on Me Artist = Counting Crows from Album = Saturday Nights Sunday Mornings B side = Released = March 25, 2008 Format = Digital download Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = Label = Geffen Producer = Brian Deck… … Wikipedia
You Can't Go Home Again (Battlestar Galactica) — Infobox Television episode Title = You Can t Go Home Again Caption = Starbuck learns to operate her new Raider Series = Battlestar Galactica Season = 1 Episode = 5 Airdate = UK: November 15, 2004 US: February 4, 2005 Production = 105 Writer =… … Wikipedia
more than you can shake a stick at — chiefly US informal : more than you can count She has more cats than you can shake a stick at. [=she has a lot of cats] • • • Main Entry: ↑shake more than you can shake a stick at see ↑shake, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ … Useful english dictionary