This beautifully acted, minutely observed story about a brother and sister whose lives have taken very different paths won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and shared the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. Sammy Prescott
(Laura Linney) and her brother Terry (Mark Ruffalo) were children when they were orphaned by a car accident. As adults, they've drifted into diametrically different lives, but remain linked by a powerful emotional bond. Sammy, the single mother of eight-year-old Rudy (Rory Culkin), has stayed in
the tiny, upstate New York town where she and Terry were born. She's had the same job for seven years, attends church regularl...