You Can Count on Me



Date: February 8, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Hoke Theatre

Cost: $7/each

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Friday, February 8, 7:30 pm

LCCC Film Society presents
You Can Count on Me

2000 (R) 109 min. USA
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Cast: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick

Two siblings, orphaned at an early age, have grown apart as adults. Sammy, the older of the two, has stayed in the small town of their childhood. A single mother, she works in the local bank and leads a steadfast moral life with her young son. Terry, her younger brother whom she helped raise, has become a self-destructive roamer with a taste for the wilder side of life. When Terry comes for a visit, his mere presence begins to crack the veneer of Sammy’s well-ordered existence. Each is uneasy with the person the other one has become; the one tangible thing that keeps them together is the family home left to them by their parents. It also becomes the meeting place of their hearts and minds as they struggle to reconcile their conflicting lives with the love that binds them together.

“Beautiful, compassionate, articulate.” – Lisa Schwarzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Gem of a movie.” – Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES

“Few films have explored the complicated bonds of love and resentment between brother and sister with such delightful honesty.” – David Ansen, NEWSWEEK

“It’s rare to get a good movie about the touchy adult relationship of a sister and brother. Rarer still for the director to be more fascinated by the process than the outcome. This is one of the best movies of the year.” – Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“The best American movie of the year. Has a subtext so powerful that it reaches out and pulls you under. Even when the surface is tranquil, you know in your guts what’s at stake.”  – David Edelstein, SLATE

“One of the most rewarding and engaging movies of the year. Don’t miss it.” – Rene Rodriguez, MIAMI HERALD