USA, 2010, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: American Indie, Comedy, Drama
MUST END July 8
35mm Presentation - Please Give is writer/director Nicole Holofcener's (Friends with Money, Lovely & Amazing) perceptive—and devastatingly funny—take on modern life's contradictions, good intentions and shaky moral bearings. Kate (Catherine Keener), Alex (Oliver Platt) and their teenage daughter Abby (Sarah Steele) purchase the apartment next door in order to expand their two bedroom Manhattan apartment. Their only problem is Andra (Ann Guilbert), the cranky old lady living in it, and that they've got to wait for her to die. Andra is cared for by her sweet granddaughter Rebecca (Rebecca Hall) who has no life, and is blatantly rejected by her other granddaughter, the highly cynical Mary (Amanda Peet). Simply waiting for Andra to die becomes complicated when the two families' lives intersect, resulting in a dramatic comedy about love, death and liberal guilt.
DIRECTOR: Nicole Holofcener
Principal Cast: Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Sarah Steel, Ann Guilbert
US Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
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