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You Can Count on Me (2000)

R  |   |  Drama  |  16 November 2000 (Slovenia)
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A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.

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Adult siblings Sammy Prescott and Terry Prescott have had a special bond with each other since they were kids when their parents were tragically killed in a car accident. That bond is why single mom Sammy, who still lives in the family home in Scottsville, upstate New York with her eight year old son Rudy, is excited to hear that Terry, who she has not seen or heard from in a while, is coming home for a visit. That excitement is dampened slightly upon Terry's arrival, when she learns that he, broke, is only there to borrow money. As adults, Sammy, who works as a lending officer in the local bank, is seen as the responsible sibling, while unfocused Terry is seen as the irresponsible drifter. Regardless, Sammy welcomes what ends up being Terry's longer than planned visit if only so that he can help take care of Rudy, who has no adult male figure in his life. Rudy has never known his deadbeat biological father, with whom Sammy wants nothing to do. As Terry - acting as the supposed adult ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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16 November 2000 (Slovenia)  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£63,848 (UK) (30 March 2001)

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$9,180,275 (USA) (8 June 2001)
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Matthew Broderick, a friend of writer/director Kenneth Lonergan's, was the first actor cast in this movie. He visited Lonergan at his apartment, read the part of Brian and asked if he could audition for it. Lonergan then told him the part was already his. See more »

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The pancakes on the son's dish skip around from side to side in each shot as he and his mom are talking. See more »

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Terry: Yeah, this is the haute cuisine of garments.
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Jeffrey Sharp would like to dedicate his work on this film to his mother, Virginia Sharp Albright, with love and admiration. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ian McKellen/Kylie Minogue (2002) See more »

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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007/Prélude (Instrumental)
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Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Yo-Yo Ma
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quite refreshing ...
13 November 2001 | by (chennai, india) – See all my reviews

you can count on me is a truly refreshing movie. the most enchanting aspect of the movie is its true to life characters and brilliant acting.

the characters are human, there are no angels here, no evil devils - just real people, with real failings and real weaknesses, real moments, real feelings, real warmth, real stupidity ... you can count on me is a simple story that is beautifully told. a romantic movie, a family movie, a warm movie about human relationships, the complexities and the tender moments in between.

this is an absolutely pleasant movie that has no corny moments, the background score is terrific, the acting is brilliant especially laura linney is quite extraordinary. there are many funny scenes in the movie, the movie is well-paced and the script well brought out, the dialogs are enjoyable. a truly fine movie.

absolutely recommended for people who are pretty bored of the big budget fake hollywood scripts, with their outwordly characters. this movie is close to the heart.

a refreshing 9!!


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