Monday, February 6, 2012

You Can Count On Me (2000) dir. Kenneth Lonergan

"The way so many lives coast along on familiar but frustrating paths is one of the themes of 'You Can Count on Me,' the perfectly pitched directorial debut of the playwright ('This Is Your Youth') and screenwriter ('Analyze This!') Kenneth Lonergan. Because it arrives near the end of one of the most dismal film seasons in memory, this melancholy little gem of a movie, which won two major awards at the Sundance Festival, qualifies as one of the two or three finest American films released this year. If nothing better comes along between now and the end of December, it could reap some more honors." (NY Times)

But is it boring? Yes.

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