For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
1,087 Ratings

You Can Count on Me

Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
United States, 2000
Drama, Comedy


A single mother’s life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
You Can Count on Me Directed by Kenneth Lonergan

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2001 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Sundance Film Festival

2000 | 2 wins including: Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic Competition)

Independent Spirit Awards

2001 | 2 wins including: Best First Feature

2001 | 3 nominations including: Best Debut Performance

Critics reviews

It doesn’t look bad, just simple: there are no shots designed to get your attention for strictly visual reasons. But this $1.2 million indie now looks unspeakably luscious in 35mm: green hills with shades I’ve yet to see in a single digital projection, and those long-lost absolute blacks present without any fuss, let alone the necessity for a premium price upgrade. From a purely visual perspective, I’m still very, very unconvinced we’ve gained more than we’ve lost.
November 07, 2016
Read full article

Related films