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R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Kate (Catherine Keener) and her husband Alex (Oliver Platt) are wealthy New Yorkers who prowl estate sales and make a tidy profit reselling items they bought cheaply. They buy the apartment next door and plan to remodel just as soon as its current occupant, a cranky old woman, dies. Kate is troubled by the way she and her husband earn a living, and tries to assuage her guilt by befriending her tenant and the woman's granddaughters, but her overtures lead to unexpected consequences.

Cast: Catherine Keener , Amanda Peet , Oliver Platt , Rebecca Hall , Ann Morgan Guilbert , Sarah Steele , Lois Smith , Thomas Ian Nicholas

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Please Give (2010)

Release Date: April 30th, 2010|1 hr. 30 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • The pitch-perfect performances help Holofcener stir up feelings that cut to the heart of what defines an ethical life. There's no movie around right now with a subject more pertinent. It'll hit you hard. show more

  • Though I wish Please Give were a little better, there aren't enough American movies like it. show more

  • Sometimes -- and far too rarely -- a film will hit all the right notes, with sharp, original dialogue, brilliant casting and an absorbing story. So caught up in its spell, you dread seeing the credits roll. Please Give is that movie. show more

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  • June 27, 2010 Haygoh
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    The film had an undertone of saddness that most people have and the characters expressed scene by scene. Real people with conflicting points of view that eventually leads towards an emotioal resolution.

  • June 12, 2010 Visornotes
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    Deep drama about alot of subjects. Mainly guilt. Excellent cast. Remember the Aunt Meg character from the movie "Twister" played by Lois Smith. She has a nice role in "Please Give" too. New York City people might relate to characters better, that is where it was filmed.

  • May 31, 2010 Lesvivian
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    Please skip! Great cast BUT very disappointing story (well actually no story!). Really wanted to like this movie but it goes nowhere. No depth. no reason to watch. We left and said why did we bother go. So save you money and see something else.

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