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Please Give

Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity.

R In Theaters 04/30/2010 , 90min.
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Plot & Details

A family looking for some extra space gets drawn into a difficult relationship with the folks next door in this comedy drama from writer and director Nicole Holofcener. Kate (Catherine Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt) are a couple living in New York City who run a successful store specializing in vintage furniture. Kate and Alex have a teenage daughter, Abby (Sarah Steele) and their apartment is starting to feel a bit small for the three of them; Kate and Alex own the unit next door to them, and once the flat becomes vacant, they plan to knock out a wall and take over the space. However, Andra (Ann Morgan Guilbert), their tenant, is an elderly woman with a poor disposition who doesn't seem eager to go anywhere soon, and it's occurred to Kate and Alex that they're probably going to have wait for her to die, since evicting her would be very awkward. Hoping to make the best of the situation, Kate tries to strike up a friendship with Andra and her fiercely protective granddaughter Rebecca (Rebecca Hall), but Andra isn't especially interested in making new friends, and Rebecca's sister, Mary (Amanda Peet), isn't much easier to deal with. Kate and Alex are also struggling to communicate with Abby, who has her own issues regarding self-image. Please Give received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Rebecca Hall Won
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Nicole Holofcener Nominated
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Won
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Sarah Steele Won
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Nicole Holofcener Won
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Amanda Peet Won
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Jeanne McCarthy Won
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Oliver Platt Won
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Catherine Keener Won
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Lois Smith Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Traverse City Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Traverse City Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Tribeca Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Tribeca Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Writers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Writers Guild of America Best Original Screenplay Nicole Holofcener Nominated

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