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In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.

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Two families, sort of neighbors in Manhattan, cross paths as they navigate marriage, parenthood of a teen, ennui, a first date, and end-of-life care. Rebecca and Mary are sisters; their cranky 91-year-old grandmother's neighbors, Kateand Alex, run an upscale retro-furniture business, and will expand into her flat after she dies. Rebecca is quiet, without a boyfriend until a patient at the clinic where she works introduces her grandson. Mary is acerbic, stung by a recent breakup. Kate looks for meaning in her life, wondering if she should volunteer. Alex, too, is at loose ends. Their daughter, Abby, has zits and teenage moods. What does it mean to be good? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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18 June 2010 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Feelin' Guilty  »

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Opening Weekend:

$118,123 (USA) (30 April 2010)

Gross:

$4,033,268 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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Kate is shown reading a book, 'Assassination Vacation', by Sarah Vowell. That author appears in a brief but credited role as a shopper. The actress playing Kate, Catherine Keener, is also a featured voice in the audio book of 'Assassination Vacation'. See more »

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Mary: But you're not a doctor...
Rebecca: No... I'm not a doctor. But neither you are.
Mary: I never said I was.
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References Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

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Courtesy of Killer Tracks / NYB/NJJ 86 Track 18
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Small "Crash"
9 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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. And when those issues interrelate to family dynamics, things can get down right convoluted, both as tragic and comic. "Please Give" is such a vehicle. Everyone's issue is not only personal but becomes a family matter at some level. And in the end there is some truth to the concept that blood is thicker than water. Like the movie "Crash" we see how seemingly random personal issues bounce off of the others in our lives, how we react to the consequences given our relative family dynamics, and how we may move on. In the center of this mini-maelstrom is Kate, whose issue of guilt appears to be the nucleus of all matters. Everything seems to spread out from there, and like a galaxy in the distant sky, things coalesce or spin off into directions brilliantly. As usual, whoever makes up the trailer for this tidy package misdirects us completely, which is why I hate trailers.....


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What message(s) did anyone take away from this movie? sickmonkey26
Cliched, shallow movie Moviefanatic21
Why was Kate crying at the gym? sjankis630
very slow and stupid movei, how dare it be compared to Woody Allen mirla60
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