• Please Give (2010)

Please Give

Release Date: April 30th, 2010

DVD Release Date: October 19th, 2010

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

Production Co: Likely Story

Keywords: Sister, Temptation, Rise, Melodramatic, Wife, 2010s, New York City, Transformation, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Think of Please Give as a finely tuned short story with every glance and gesture full of suggestive meaning. Drama is not high on the agenda here. There is a bit of comedy and, briefly, sexual mischief even though it doesn't look like much fun. show more

  • 85
    Ella TaylorNPR

    Like all her (Holofcener) movies, Please Give is multitonal, as tenderly sympathetic as it is tough toward all its tortured, even unlikable characters. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This gorgeous film, always tender and sometimes dark, is a deeply resonant comic drama that's concerned with nothing less than life, death, love, sex, guilt and the urban logic of mortality. show more

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