Sibling conflict, etc.

You Can Count on Me (2000), directed by Kenneth Lonergan
The Wind Will Cary Us (1999), directed by Abbas Kiarostami

The dual protagonists in Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me have an on-screen relationship that is electrifying. Sammy (Laura Linney, Truman's wife in The Truman Show) is a party girl-gone-straight, while Terry (Mark Ruffalo), about 30, never left adolescence. After a long separation, Sammy is thrilled about seeing Terry again, but old problems reappear quickly. The reason Terry didn't write for months was because he was in jail. He's still not attending church. And Sammy begins to suspect that Terry's visit has less to do with love than with a dire financial situation. "I wish you'd just sent me an invoice," says Sammy.


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