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|Laura Linney||Sammy Prescott|
|Mark Ruffalo||Terry Prescott|
|Kenneth Lonergan||Director, Screenwriter|
|Lesley Barber||Score Composer|
|Stephen Carlis||Executive Producer|
|Donald C. Carter||Executive Producer|
|Barbara de Fina||Producer|
|Martin Scorsese||Executive Producer|
|Michael Shaw||Production Designer|
|Morton Swinsky||Executive Producer|
|Melissa Toth||Costumes/Costume Designer|
Posted October 1, 2010
A great movie that closely examines not only sibling relationships, but a number of interpersonal relationships as well. Sometimes the things we do have an effect on others whether intended or not, and those dynamics are explored in this well-written, intensely emotional story. Sammy (Laura Linney) is the seemingly conservative, good sister with a wild side; Terry (Mark Ruffalo) is the drifter-type, not-so-good brother with a good heart who means well. Early in the movie, I did not like Terry...thought he was a loser, bad-news type of a guy who would only bring his sister, Sammy, down. But as his character develops, he is a likeable guy that you wind up feeling sorry for, even though his misfortunes are of his own creation. This movie, although ''quiet and unassuming,'' has a sobering effect that will cause viewers to take a closer look at their own relationships. If you only watch one critically acclaimed movie this year, this is the one.''Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo are excellent as sister and brother who, after losing their parents in a tragic accident, can always count on each other. Kenneth Lonergan directs his own screenplay as the siblings are now adults leading totally different lives. Linney is a single mother living in the same house in the same town and attempting to juggle her 8 year-old son, her job and the household chores, while trying to find time for personal relationships. Ruffalo is a drifter without any purpose in life who is basically just trying to get by with whatever it takes. Despite all their faults, their redeeming qualities come shining through as they always have each other for support. You will laugh and you will cry as the subject is one we can all relate to. A powerful and emotional movie that is not stereotypical, but honest and refreshing. This movie is destined to become a family drama classic.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 10, 2008
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