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You Can Count On Me

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 51 (Aug 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Brederick, Jon Tenney & Rory Culkin

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33894
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for language, some drug use, and a scene of sexuality.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/26/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kenneth Lonergan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
You Can Count On Me is a terrific story about the relationship between Sammy (Linney) and her brother Terry (Ruffalo). Orphaned at an early age, Sammy and Terry have coped with the tragedy in different ways. Sammy is making the best of her life, raising her young son Rudy (Culkin) without his father and work as a loan officer at the local bank when Terry blows back into her life, unchanged. An unfocused drifter, Terry becomes friends with Rudy and gets him involved in activities not suited for an eight-year-old boy (like pool hustling)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a nicely rendered picture. Images are sharp and detailed, with good contrast and shadow delineation. The picture has a rich, warm quality, with pleasing color fidelity. Hues are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Minor edge enhancement is detected, but fine details rarely shimmer. There are infrequent source element artifacts noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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