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Please Give (2010)

Please Give

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

April 30, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

90 min.

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Nicole Holofcener

Producer

Anthony Bregman

Screenwriter

Nicole Holofcener

Starring

Story


Kate (Catherine Keener) has a lot on her mind. There's the ethics problem of buying furniture on the cheap at estate sales and marking it up at her trendy Manhattan store (and how much markup can she get away with?). There's the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter (Sarah Steele) to want the expensive things that Kate wants. There's the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with her husband Alex (Oliver Platt) but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And there's Kate's free-floating 21st century malaise-the problem of how to live well and be a good person when poverty, homelessness, and sadness are always right outside the door.

Plus, there's the neighbors: cranky, elderly Andra (Ann Guilbert) and the two granddaughters who look after her (Rebecca Hall and Amanda Peet). As Kate, Alex, and Abby interact with the people next door, with each other, and with their New York surroundings, a complex mix of animosity, friendship, deception, guilt, and love plays out with both sharp humor and pathos. PLEASE GIVE is writer/director Nicole Holofcener's perceptive-and devastatingly funny-take on modern life's contradictions, good intentions and shaky moral bearings.

Pictures (13 photos)


Amanda Peet stars as Mary in Sony Pictures Classics' Please Give (2010). Photo credit by Piotr Redlinksi.
Rebecca Hall stars as Rebecca and Amanda Peet stars as Mary in Sony Pictures Classics' Please Give (2010). Photo credit by Piotr Redlinksi.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..It's a tricky kind of social satire, its possibly cloying self-absorption cut only by some winningly awkward characters..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
“..In fact, it's guilt that gives life, shape and depth to this uncommonly perceptive film..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
“..Please Give, in its slice-of-life way, feels whole..”
by Jesse Hassenger [Filmcritic.com]