Please Give
Please Give (2010)

Kate 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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 30, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2010
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Nicole Holofcener's newest might seem slight in places, but its rendering of complex characters in a conflicted economic landscape is varied, natural, and touching all the same.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

In writer/director Nicole Holofcener's crisp, poignant and funny new movie, Kipling's "white man's burden" has evolved into the liberal woman's guilt.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Life-goes-on movies usually don't electrify the senses, but this one stimulates moral imagination.

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Jeffrey Edalatpour
KQED (San Francisco)

In another director's hands, this subject might have been rife with sanctimony. Instead, Holofcener has made a sly, urbane comedy with several smart actresses who make her acerbic dialogue lively and believable, character-driven.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Keener has become Holofcener's artistic alter ego. In Please Give, the sharp-eyed filmmaker sends her vibrant representative out into the world to explore what it means for a woman to be lucky and still feel itchy.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Nicole Holofcener's lovely Please Give is a small, modest movie, full of the sort of characters we might know, or be.

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Funny at times, Please Give is a surprisingly heartwarming coming-of-age film for six adults all passing through different stages of heir life.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Nicole Holofcener, who writes the most interesting female characters in the movies, delivers another dazzling role to her muse, Catherine Keener, in Please Give, a delightfully dry dramedy about guilt.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

Holofcener's biggest ally against nauseating self-pity is Keener, her screen alter ego.

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Dave White

You have to be smart and funny and really aware of yourself to write and direct a film like this, which is exactly what director Nicole Holofcener is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
A deceivingly simple dramedy that's packs enough subtle, emotional complexity for multiple films. "Please Give" is a flawlessly acted showcase… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castaņeda
Delightful dark comedy by Nicole Holofcener. Please Give is so rewarding because there's real pain behind the humor. The characters are very well layered:… More
paul sandberg
Here you have a one trick pony - something perhaps better suited as a TV sitcom... and it plays like one, sad to say. There's very little character… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Kate: I'm not spending U$ 200 on a pair of jeans for my teenage daughter when there are '45' homeless people living... Abby: What does that have… More
Jennifer Xu
I think that Nicole Holofcener has my kind of humor, that sort of mean-spirited, abrupt, non sequitur kind where you laugh really hard and then immediately… More
Shawn Ewing
This "comedy" is far from funny or interesting in any matter. The characters are boring, the plot goes nowhere at a slow pace, and I could not even… More