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7.6
/10
1,078 Ratings

You Can Count on Me

Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
United States, 2000
Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

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

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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
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