You Can Count on Me
Publication Date: February 16, 2002
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Acclaimed playwright Kenneth Lonergan’s You Can Count on Me is one of the most highly praised independent films of recent years, earning many of the major screenplay awards.
This is the lovingly drawn story of a sister and brother’s complicated, fragile, but somehow enduring bond. Sammy and Terry Prescott were orphaned as children. Sammy, now the single mother of a young son, has stayed in their hometown and is an officer at the local bank. Terry has become something of a drifter, surfacing only when he needs money. Sammy’s own life has its complications: she puts off an old boyfriend’s proposal and begins an affair with her new boss. Together in their family home, Terry’s charming irresponsibility collides with Sammy’s confusion over her own actions. What remains unspoken is what they’ve known since they were left with only each other sixteen years before.
Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter, and director whose work for the stage includes Lobby Hero and The Waverly Gallery. He is the writer and director of the acclaimed film Margaret and received Academy Award nominations for his screenplays for You Can Count On Me and Gangs of New York.