Screened at AFI FEST introduced by Audi in 2000, this heart-warming snapshot of a fractured but resolute household obtained honors for Greatest New Author and the New Instructions Award. YOU CAN COUNT ON ME additionally received an AFI AWARD, which celebrates the yr’s most excellent achievements within the artwork of the transferring picture. In line with the official rationale,” Kenneth Lonergan surprises repeatedly together with his affecting story of a sophisticated, humorous and emotional sister/brother relationship. Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo create heartbreakingly actual characters on this underexplored thematic territory.
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DID YOU KNOW? YOU CAN COUNT ON ME marked the characteristic movie directorial debut of Kenneth Lonergan, who additionally appeared within the movie because the character Ron. Lonergan was beforehand recognized for his work as a playwright, and for writing the comedy ANALYZE THIS with Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal.
DID YOU KNOW? YOU CAN COUNT ON ME was initially conceived by Kenneth Lonergan as a one-act play a few brother and sister speaking about their lives over lunch. The sequence – very near its unique kind – was replicated in the beginning of the movie.
DID YOU KNOW? Author/director Kenneth Lonergan and actor Matthew Broderick labored collectively once more in 2009 on Lonergan’s play THE STARRY MESSENGER, which additionally featured his spouse, J. Smith-Cameron.
DID YOU KNOW? YOU CAN COUNT ON ME was filmed in June 1999 on location in Margaretville and Phoenicia, New York.
DID YOU KNOW? YOU CAN COUNT ON ME marked Laura Linney’s first Academy Award® nomination for Greatest Actress. She has obtained two different Oscar® nominations since, together with Greatest Supporting Actress for KINSEY (2004) and Greatest Actress for THE SAVAGES (2007).
DID YOU KNOW? YOU CAN COUNT ON ME premiered on the Sundance Movie Pageant on January 21, 2000, the place it received the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and tied with GIRLFIGHT for the Grand Jury Prize.
DID YOU KNOW? After successful AFI FEST introduced by Audi honors for Greatest New Author and the New Instructions Award, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME was nominated for 2 Oscars® for Greatest Actress (Laura Linney) and Greatest Unique Screenplay.
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The film doesn’t finish on the credit: Household-friendly Dialogue Questions
-Describe a scene through which subtext guides the story, and why it’s so highly effective within the movie. Do you are feeling the characters’ conflicts “in your guts” and what’s occurring onscreen that produces a way of empathy?
-Regardless of its title, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME options characters in Sammy’s life that aren’t simply counted upon. Why do you suppose Sammy finds herself on this dilemma, significantly with males? How does her life remodel due to her connections to unreliable males and the way does she translate her expertise to younger Rudy?
-In YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, Sammy seems to faith to assist negotiate conflicted emotions about her actions, which are sometimes inconsistent with church teachings. How does Sammy combine spirituality into her life and the way does that impression her selections?
-Author/director Kenneth Lonergan performs the position of the priest in YOU CAN COUNT ON ME. Does his job on the helm of the movie manufacturing behind the digital camera, and his efficiency as the top of the church congregation contained in the film, replicate an analogy about management and imaginative and prescient? Is Lonergan giving his viewers a possibility to query and even poke enjoyable at his authority?
-How does younger Rudy cope with the absence of a father? How do his hopes and fantasies evaluate to his life’s realities?
– YOU CAN COUNT ON ME posits tragedy as a basic side of human expertise. Describe a few of the tragic occasions within the story and the way they assist to tell the personalities of its characters. As a viewer, do you discover it painful or cathartic to see a film that doesn’t view life by way of as rosy of a lens?
-How would you fee YOU CAN COUNT ON ME?
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