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You Can Count on Me (Widescreen) (Paramount Widescreen Collection)

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One of the greatest strengths of Kenneth Lonergan's gentle, affecting tale of a pair of reunited siblings is its desire to rekindle the joy of hearing sensible characters simply talking to one another. The film never missteps in telling its identifiable yet unconventional tale, and Lonergan (in his first directorial effort) makes every motion warm and fully realized. Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo imbue their roles with heartfelt truth and realistic impulses, grounding the film and relating its important familial themes to just about any audience. You Can Count on Me is reminiscent of what independent cinema used to resemble in the salad days of the 1960s and '70s, with its small-scale but concise storytelling and quality performances. The film was a big hit at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, sharing the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature with Karyn Kusama's Girlfight) . Jason Clark, All Movie Guide