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Overall 9
9.0

A very New York City kind of movie

Red-125, IMDb
20 July 2010
  • Summary: Please Give (2010) was written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. It's a very New York City kind of movie. The plot revolves around the purchase of an apartment by two urban professionals. (They're not that young, so they're not yuppies, although they probably were yuppies in their day.
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Overall 9
9.0

definitely a good one

Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com), IMDb
20 June 2010
  • Summary: Nicole Holofcener and Catherine Keener mark their fourth collaboration* with "Please Give", showing the contrasts in a New York couple's life. Kate (Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt) run a furniture shop selling objects that they have collected at estate sales.
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Please Take

John DeSando (jdesando@columbus.rr.com), IMDb
8 June 2010
  • Summary: I've heard all the clichés about New York, and I have a daughter who owns an apartment in Hell's Kitchen, so I know what I'm writing about: If you want a superior cinematic exploration of the contradictions in one of the world's great cities, then see Please Give.
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Overall 7
7.0

Ghosts of Furniture Past

David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com), IMDb
6 June 2010
  • Summary: Greetings again from the darkness. If not for a friend's recommendation, I probably would have avoided this one on the basis of writer/director Nicole Holofcener's last film, Friends with Money. I found that to be a miserable film filled with miserable people.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dead people's stuff

Chris Knipp, IMDb
23 May 2010
  • Summary: Nicole Holofcener is sort of an auteur, and accordingly has a following: she writes and directs her own films in pretty much her own way. She's a witty observer of current American customs and she's good with actors.
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Overall 8
8.0

A solid character drama

napierslogs, IMDb
19 May 2010
  • Summary: "Please Give" is an independent, character drama. What I loved about this film was the interesting array of characters that it presented. The characters that were on display for us to watch were all well written, fully-developed, interesting and funny as they each struggled with their moral...
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Overall 9
9.0

Subtle and Strong

(samofilmfan@aol.com), IMDb
13 May 2010
  • Summary: A strong ensemble piece anchored by Catherine Keener, the movie is a funny and plausible reading of the neuroses of a functional, likable but in-pain group of working middle class New Yorkers.
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Overall 8
8.0

No.1 Movie of 2010 So Far

dunmyer-1 (dunmyer@yahoo.com), IMDb
11 May 2010
  • Summary: 'Please Give' wins my vote for Best Movie of 2010 So Far. It's the funniest film I've seen in years, and it also has depth, originality and intelligence. It tells the story of two families in middle-class Manhattan, each dealing with a range of issues.
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Overall 9
9.0

Small "Crash"

Blacklumix, IMDb
9 May 2010
  • Summary: If you view people as case studies in arrested development, then everyone has an issue, and everyone has a story. It's how each deals with his or her issue that makes things interesting in life.
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Overall 9
9.0

Very Enjoyable, Bitter Sweet

Melissaslist, IMDb
3 May 2010
  • Summary: Always liked Catherine Keener. There's something very real and endearing about her. I read in the paper that this was an "Allen-esque NY tale". which is what made me want to see it. I agree. Like older Woody Allen movies; this movie was very clever, funny, good characters and a slice of NY life.
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