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Please Give (2010)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 18 June 2010 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Drama

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

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Feelin' Guilty  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$118,123, 2 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,033,268, 17 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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Abby: She wants to save the world!
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Bossarinha de Aquino
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No.1 Movie of 2010 So Far
11 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

'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. One of the most prominent themes is death and dying, but somehow the film is not a downer. Ann Guilbert's portrayal of a cranky 90-year-old is laugh-out-loud funny, as is Sarah Steele's raw and honest depiction of adolescent awkwardness.

Amanda Peet also does stand-out work as a woman on the verge of middle age still struggling to be a pretty girl.


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