Sammy at a young age, has already been married and divorced. Now a single mom living in Upstate New York, she's very overprotective of her son Rudy (Rory Culkin). Sammy works for a difficult boss Brian (Matthew Broderick) whom allows to get under her skin but she's making do in life.
When her self destructive brother Terry leaves his pregnant girlfriend, and comes asking for money, she soon finds the priorities in her life changing. She allows his to stay while he cleans up his own life. But soon she is doubting her decision and wondering if Terry is a bad influence. The two siblings struggle as Terry brings Sammy out of her shell as she helps him with a new take on life.
2000 - You Can Count On Me - American Film Institute - AFI's Top 10 Films of the Year
2000 - You Can Count On Me - Independent Spirit Awards - Best Screenplay
2000 - You Can Count On Me - Independent Spirit Awards - Best First Feature
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Writer: Kenneth Lonergan
Producers: Jeff Sharp, Larry Meistrich, John Hart