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You Can Count on Me

This story of two siblings re-discovering one another is a true character drama. The plot is a slice-of-life, and the real interest is in watching these multi-faceted people unfold before your eyes. I can’t say there’s anything new here, but I did enjoy the performances. Laura Linney is wonderful as always. She is particularly effective in a number of scenes where she’s alone, often in the car, thinking about whatever has just happened. Without dialog, she conveys volumes. Matthew Broderick, whom I usually avoid, is fun in his role as the irritating boss that we’ve all had.

This is another renter, but I’d put it near the top of the rental list.

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