You Can Count On Me (UK)
A single mother`s life is thrown into turmoil
Running Time: 111 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: Movie
`You Can Count On Me` is an engaging, honest and funny portrait of a woman fighting to keep control of her own life.
Oscar-nominated Laura Linney stars as Sammy Prescott, a single mother who has lived all her life in Scottsville, New York. Now she`s raising her 8-year-old son there, enjoying the peace of the family home and the security of her job at the bank, blotting out any memories of Rudy`s father. But the illusion of perfection is shattered when her charming, self-destructive brother Terry (brillantly played by Mark Ruffalo) comes home for a visit.
Also starring Matthew Broderick and Rory Culkin, `You Can Count On Me` is a beautifully woven sequence of the small moments from which whole lives are composed. Deftly creating a rare study of siblings in adulthood, acclaimed playwright and scriptwriter Kenneth Lonergan`s directorial debut is a brilliant comic observation of human stregth - and weaknesses.
Cast and Crew Interviews
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English
Director of Photography:
Barbara De Fina
Donald C. Carter
Your Opinions and Comments
The picture quality is decent for a film made on a small budget. There are times when the picture doesnt look as sharp as its supposed to. Also a few bits of grain. Sound also is nothing spectacular as the film itself does not need that much sound effects. The score is pretty decent. There are a few interviews and trailers but thats about it. There should have been much more for what is a great movie.
The movie is greatly intriguing and the characters are well developed. Its good to see Broderick doing roles such as this as well as his big budget movies like Godzilla. It shows his commitment to his acting. New stars are born in Rory Culkin and Mark Ruffalo. I wouldnt say this is worth owning as I wouldnt watch it many times but everyone MUST see it atleast once cos it is brilliant. Rent it or buy it if its cheap.