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Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

Summary: A lot happens at once to Sammy, a single mom living in the Catskill town of her birth, where her parents died in a car crash when she was small. Her son Rudy, who's 8, begins imagining his unseen father as a hero; she picks up, sort of, with last year's boyfriend; she gets a new boss who imposes foolish rules; and, her wayward brother Terry arrives for a visit after months of no communication. The boyfriend proposes, the relationship with her boss takes an unexpected turn, and her brother and son bond, not always with positive consequences. When Terry asks young Rudy if he wants to meet his father, a crisis of sorts ensues, and brother and sister must re-frame their relationship.
Runtime: 111 min
Rating: Rated R for language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality.
Production: Hart-Sharp Entertainment
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 26, 2001
Director Credit
Kenneth Lonergan Director
Writer Credit
Kenneth Lonergan Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Laura Linney Samantha 'Sammy' Prescott
Matthew Broderick Brian Everett
Cast Credit
Adam LeFevre Sheriff Darryl
Amy Ryan Rachel Louise Prescott
Betsy Aidem Minister
Gaby Hoffmann Sheila
Halley Feiffer Amy
J. Smith-Cameron Mabel
Jon Tenney Bob Steegerson
Lisa Altomare Waitress
Mark Ruffalo Terry Prescott
Michael Countryman Thomas Gerard Prescott
Peter Kerwin Young Terry Prescott
Rory Culkin Rudy Prescott
Whitney Vance Young Sammy Prescott
Producer Credit
Barbara De Fina Producer
Donald C. Carter Executive Producer
Jeff Sharp Producer
Jill Footlick Line Producer
John Hart Producer
Julian Iragorri Co-Producer
Keith Abell Co-Producer
Larry Meistrich Producer
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer
Morton Swinsky Executive Producer
Rachel Peters Associate Producer
Robert Kravis Associate Producer
Steve Carlis Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: