Excerpt: Read a how-to book on screenwriting and the first principle you'll learn is: Your protagonist wants something. How will he get what he wants? I'm guessing that few screenwriters have ever begun the process thinking, "My protagonist has something—how will he share it with others?"
Excerpt: In New York City, sisters Rebecca (Rebecca Hall), a mammography technician, and Mary (Amanda Peet), a beautician, share an apartment. Their mother is dead, but Rebecca regularly visits their ninety-year-old grandmother, Andra (Ann Guilbert, actually ten years younger than her character).
Excerpt: Manhattan films about nothing should be a genre of their own. Equal parts smart drama-comedy and introspective reflection on the human condition, "Please Give" is grounded in the angst of reality and near perfect. This is a chick flick populated with grown-ups who are still growing up.
Summary: Please Give gaat over Cathy en Alex die het apartement naast hen van hun kribbige bejaarde buurvrouw Andra willen overnomen. Daarnaast hebben ze hun handen vol aan hun tienerdochter Abby en ook Andra heeft twee dochters die zich in het geheel mengen.