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Kenneth Lonergan, the co-screenwriter for Kenneth Lonergan (1999), makes his directorial debut with this sensitive portrait of a pair of grown siblings. Sammy and Terry Prescott (Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo) were orphaned as children after their parents were killed in a car accident. Since then, the two have taken drastically divergent paths. Sammy is a single mother who leads a quiet, stable life in a small town in upstate New York. A fiercely protective mother, she shields her young son Rudy (Rory Culkin) from all information about his absentee father. She is also involved with Bob (Jon Tenney), a well-meaning but less-than-exciting mate, both in and out of bed. Terry, by contrast, is a troubled, self-destructive soul eking out a nomadic existence. When he abandons his pregnant girlfriend to borrow money from his sister, Sammy finds her stable world disrupted. A bond soon develops between Terry and Rudy; over the objections of his mother, Terry takes the tyke fishing and shares old family secrets. Meanwhile, Terry's presence inspires Sammy to break out of her quiet life. This film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:January 21, 2000

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Montréal World Film Festival Mark Ruffalo Best Actor 2000 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Mark Ruffalo New Generation Award 2000 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Mark Ruffalo Best Actor - Runner-up 2000 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Mark Ruffalo Best Actor 2000 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Rory Culkin Best Debut Performance 2000 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Laura Linney Best Actress 2000 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Laura Linney Best Actress 2000 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Laura Linney Best Actress 2000 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Laura Linney Best Actress 2000 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Laura Linney Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Laura Linney Best Actress 2000 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Laura Linney Best Actress 2000 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Kenneth Lonergan Best Screenplay 2000 Winner
National Board of Review Kenneth Lonergan Special Achievement in Filmmaking 2000 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Kenneth Lonergan Best Screenplay 2000 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Kenneth Lonergan Best Screenplay 2000 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Kenneth Lonergan Best Screenplay 2000 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Kenneth Lonergan Best First Feature 2000 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Kenneth Lonergan Best Screenplay 2000 Winner
Sundance Film Festival Kenneth Lonergan Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award 2000 Winner
Sundance Film Festival Kenneth Lonergan Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic 2000 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kenneth Lonergan Best Screenplay 2000 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Kenneth Lonergan Best Original Screenplay 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kenneth Lonergan Best Original Screenplay 2000 Nominee

Crew

Kenneth Lonergan
Director
Barbara de Fina
Producer
Larry Meistrich
Producer
Jeff Sharp
Producer
Kenneth Lonergan
Screenwriter
Stephen Kazmierski
Cinematographer
Lesley Barber
Composer (Music Score)
Anne McCabe
Editor
Michael Shaw
Production Designer
Morton Swinsky
Executive Producer
Stephen Carlis
Executive Producer
Donald C. Carter
Executive Producer
Martin Scorsese
Executive Producer
Melissa Toth
Costume Designer
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