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|Starring:||Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Rebecca Hall, Kevin Corrigan, Oliver Platt, Oliver Platt, Lois Smith, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Elizabeth Berridge, Rebecca Budig|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Awkward!, Festival Favourites, Incredible Indies, January - Comedy, Just Arrived, October Picks, Weekday Watching|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Jan 2011|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Catherine Keener and director Nicole Holofcener continue their collaboration with this comedy about an obsessive do-gooder.
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Please seeBy zorilla (228 reviews) from Kew, Richmond , 12 Jan 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]A great ensemble film about real grown ups with real grown up problems, honestly directed with a smart, funny and sincere script.
If you thought all mainstream Hollywood family dramas were trite, ridiculous and horribly manipulative please see this film and realise that there is still a glimmer of hope for those of us who care about quality film making.
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Gentle, moving, watchable, great castBy a customer , 06 Apr 2011beautifully acted and scripted film about the angst of being human, feels very real. In particular the main female character's angst about making money from selling furniture from the houses of people who have died, which leads her to give over-generously to beggars and to try volunteering in situations that she simply can't handle emotionally. It is a film about female sensibility but my husband who watched it with me also enjoyed it - perhaps the presence of Rebecca Hall helped with that!
Really unusual and gentle film with a lot of heart
Please Give (2010)By a customer from London, England , 15 Mar 2011Great character acting in a slow moving but fascinating film.
lovely and amazing!By docboz (26 reviews) from WELLS , 12 Mar 2011Director/Writer Nicole Holofcener descibed Rebecca Hall as having the kind of beauty that some people might overlook. The film has this beauty. Its not a comedy, except where it is a comedy of manners, but it is an exceptionally thought provoking film. Writing, directing and acting all perfect throughout.
How not to handle your elderly neighbour.By Nitaray (222 reviews) from Farnham , 08 Mar 2011A well constructed film about an awkward but fairly common situation in life and how the two main characters, New York apartment owners played by Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt, deal with it -with only the best intentions it should be said but too little imagination. Things go awry and they can't understand why. What did they do to bring such wrath upon their heads?
Catherine Keener is always good in these quietly intelligent roles and Oliver Platt, as her husband, is totally believable. I love Oliver Platt!
It's a slow-moving story, very credible, mildly amusing, and something to make you think. I liked it a lot, but it's not a film to rave about, nor is it meant to be, I imagine.
please be funnyBy Withers (33 reviews) from london , 05 Mar 2011well I'm afraid it wasn't. Not sure who decided to put it in the 'comedy' pile, it didn't even come close to being funny.
Acting was fine, story was fine, just not a comedy. If you want a laugh get something else. Shame.
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