You Can Count on Me (2000)

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




  • Mark Ruffalo at an event for You Can Count on Me (2000)
  • Matthew Broderick and Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me (2000)
  • Mark Ruffalo in You Can Count on Me (2000)
  • Matthew Broderick and Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me (2000)
  • Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo in You Can Count on Me (2000)
  • Rory Culkin and Mark Ruffalo in You Can Count on Me (2000)

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12 April 2001 | smakawhat
| Acting par excellence
This movie centres on a brother and sister. Samantha lives in a small town going through the routine of life, when suddenly she finds out her brother Terry is coming to visit again after a long absence. However, we soon find out from these 2, that not everything in their lives are perfect.

This movie has the most engaging characters I have ever seen. The two actors, Laura Linney and Marc Ruffalo, I could have just sat and listened to them all day talking about their lives. It is that good. Marc Ruffalo has this charisma and screen presence and makes his character come alive like no other person I have seen on film 'ever'. These people are so real in this film it is unbelievable.

The movie is charming, witty, heartwarming, unpredictable, VERY funny, and so great. You leave the theatre wondering what well become of these 2 and their trials, and they seem like people you know. The great thing also is the film is not sappy, or has predictable plot holes, or a serious climax that you are waiting for to erupt. It just unfolds so perfectly.

Great film (must see)

10 out of 10

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Release Date:

22 December 2000



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

New York, USA

Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,170 12 November 2000

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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