Please Give Poster

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

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A movie as generous, stingy, and biting - and memorable - as its six main characters. show more

  • 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

  • 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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