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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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Rebecca
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Cathy
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Marissa
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Kate
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Adam
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Abby
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Andra (as Ann Guilbert)
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Mary
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Alex
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Shopper
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Shopper
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Dr. Lerner
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Blind Date
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Mrs. Portman
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Eugene
Harmonica Sunbeam ...
Transvestite Homeless Person
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Erin
Arthur French ...
Man Waiting for a Table
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Leaf Man
Mandy Olsen ...
Salesgirl
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Shopper
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Shopper
John Srednicki ...
Tommy
Timothy Doyle ...
Kevin
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Salesgirl
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Big Back
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Carrie-Ann
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Anita
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Shopper
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Shopper
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Don
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Elyse
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Shopper (as Erica Berg)
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Shopper
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Homeless Man
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Mrs. Melnick
Jason Kingsley ...
Jason
Regina Marie Healy ...
Abby #2
Creighton James ...
Ambulance Guy
Maria Barrientos ...
Elena
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Dario (as Jamie Tirelli)
David Weininger ...
Funeral Director
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Antonucci ...
Shopper (uncredited)
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Sales Girl (uncredited)
Carmen M. Herlihy ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Nicole Holofcener

Written by

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Nicole Holofcener ... (written by)

Produced by

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Stefanie Azpiazu ... associate producer
Anthony Bregman ... producer
Caroline Jaczko ... executive producer

Music by

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Tim LeFebvre
Marcelo Zarvos

Cinematography by

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Yaron Orbach ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Frazen

Editorial Department

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Jake Cohen ... assistant editor (as Jacob Cohen)
Duck Grossberg CSI ... digital intermediate data wrangler (as Duck Grossberg)
Jack Lewars ... digital intermediate colorist
Matthew J. McCue ... post-production coordinator
Cam McLauchlin ... digital intermediate editor
Paloma Mele ... assistant editor
Adam Moore ... dailies transfer operator
Jacob Robinson ... digital intermediate editor
Darrell R. Smith ... digital intermediate coordinator
Suzanne Spangler ... assistant editor
Christopher E. Garcia ... editorial intern (uncredited)
John Potter ... video mastering (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jeanne McCarthy

Production Design by

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Kris Moran ... co-production designer
Mark White

Art Direction by

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Lauren Fitzsimmons

Set Decoration by

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Kim Chapman ... (as Kim L. Chapman)
Kris Moran

Costume Design by

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Ane Crabtree

Makeup Department

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Qodi Armstrong ... hair department head
Julie Anna Kehoe ... key hair stylist (as Julie Anna Lippman)
Mindi Levinson ... key makeup artist
Rebecca Perkins ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Luca Borghese ... post-production supervisor
Jonathan Ferrantelli ... post-production supervisor
Caroline Jaczko ... unit production manager
Frank Murray ... production supervisor (as Frank J. Murray)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kara Doherty ... second assistant director
Marta Forns-Escudé ... second second assistant director (as Marta Forns-Escude)
Karen Kane ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Maureen Angelos ... scenic artist
Jamie Arbuckle ... on-set dresser
Junior Cyrus Baron ... set dresser
Gregory Bastien ... set dresser
Jyota Bertrang ... set dresser
Michael Bodt ... set dresser
David Brenner ... set dresser
Lucien Charles ... leadman
Heather Corbett ... set dresser
Kathleen Coughlin ... scenic artist
Joel Custer ... set dresser
Jason Esposito ... construction grip
Emily Gaunt ... charge scenic artist
Adam Greene ... art department researcher
Herre Gregoire ... set dresser
Willie Groom ... camera scenic artist
Nadya Gurevich ... shopper
Christine Hackett ... shopper
Cynthia Harrington ... additional art department production assistant
Rodney Henry ... set dresser
Sheila Iniego ... art department intern
Eric Johnson ... art department production assistant
Beth Kuhn ... scenic artist (as M. Beth Kuhn)
Steve Makowski ... shopper
Patrick McGowan ... set dresser
Yvonne Mojica ... graphic designer
Tommy Nash ... construction grip (as Tom Nash)
Michael Lee Nirenberg ... scenic artist (as Michael Nirenberg)
Lori Olson ... art department intern
Richard Peete ... assistant property master
Stanley Purham ... set dresser
Niquan Riley ... set dresser (as Niquan 'Nikki; Riley)
Pierre Rovira ... construction coordinator
Anita Rundles ... art department intern
Diana Salzburg ... shopper
Jennifer Santucci ... shopper
Courtney Schmidt ... set dresser
Erika Stevens ... art department intern
Carol Suchy ... journeyman scenic artist
Geoffrey Todd ... set dresser
Sylvia Trapanese ... scenic artist
Selina Van Den Drink ... shopper
Alexis Weiss ... property master
Seth Williamson ... set dresser
Yvette Granata ... art department assistant (uncredited)
Phillip Leung ... art production assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Marco Alicea ... digital transfer
John Countryman ... digital transfer
Stuart Deutsch ... sound mixer (as Stuart C. Deutsch)
Edwin Dunkley ... video services (as Ed Dunkley)
Sean England ... foley recordist
Kim Foscato ... dialogue editor
Ivan Fritz ... digital editorial services
Pascal Garneau ... sound effects editor
Jonathan Greber ... digital transfer
J.R. Grubbs ... sound effects editor
Howie Hammermann ... engineering services
Matthew Hartman ... assistant sound editor (as Matt Hartman)
Lora Hirschberg ... re-recording sound mixer / supervising sound editor
David Hunter ... digital editorial services
Amanda Jacques ... sound utility
Thomas W. Jordan ... additional boom operator
Mike Lane ... client services
Aurélien Mauro ... mix assistant: french dubbing
Charlotte Moore ... post production sound accountant
Steve Morris ... engineering services
Cheryl Nardi ... dialogue editor
Larry Oatfield ... sound effects editor (as E. Larry Payfield)
Eva Porter ... client services
Richard Quinn ... dialogue editor
Frank Rinella ... foley mixer
Gabriel Sanders ... boom operator
Clint Smith ... mix technician
Kent Sparling ... sound effects editor
Daniel Sperry ... dolby consultant
John Torrijos ... video services (as John 'JT' Torrijos)
Jana Vance ... foley artist
Zach Martin ... mix technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Chris Gelles ... visual effects executive producer: & Company
David Isyomin ... visual effects supervisor: & Company
Chris MacKenzie ... smoke artist: Deluxe New York
Tom Mayclim ... scanner: Deluxe New York
Nick Paulozza ... scanner: Deluxe New York
Mark Russell ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Abraham Altbuch ... additional grip (as Abraham Altbush)
Mark Beattie ... additional electrician
Jessica Bennett ... key grip (as Jessica Kreimer-Bennett)
Adriana Brunetto-Lipman ... additional camera loader (as Adriana Brunetto)
Robert Carnevale ... additional electrician (as Bobby Carnavale)
Randolph Carty ... additional electrician
Scott Cramer ... additional electrician
Robert DiGiacomo ... additional second assistant camera
Spencer Gillis ... second assistant camera
Afton Grant ... additional Steadicam operator
Shawn Greene ... gaffer
Bart Grieb ... additional grip
Jim Hair ... additional first assistant camera
Bernard Hunt ... additional electrician
Michael Intile ... additional electrician
Mark T. Karinja ... additional electrician
Ludovic Littee ... additional first assistant camera
Christopher Moeller ... additional second assistant camera
Tom Mone ... company grip (as Harpoon)
Jeff Muhlstock ... steadicam operator
Jeff Niggemeyer ... gaffer
Tom None ... company grip
Colin Oberschmidt ... best boy electrician
Piotr Redlinski ... still photographer
Alison Cohen Rosa ... still photographer
Benjamin Salley ... company electrician (as Ben Salley)
Jennifer Scarlata ... additional electrician
Chris Seehase ... camera loader
Lara Sfire ... additional electrician
John Shim ... company electrician (as John H. Shim)
Niko Tavernise ... additional still photographer
Brent Taylor ... company electrician
Sean Taylor ... best boy electrician
Vance Tucker ... grip
Christopher Vidaic ... best boy grip (as Chris Vidaic)
Brett Walters ... first assistant camera
Joy Weber ... additional electrician
Daniel Zimmer ... dolly grip
Rome Petersson ... electrician (uncredited)
Daniel Wallenstein ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Nicole Abellera ... casting associate
Rori Bergman ... casting associate
Joanne Bloom ... casting assistant
Karen E. Etcoff ... extras casting coordinator (as Karen Etcoff)
Bill Tripician ... extras casting associate
Leslie Woo ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Patricia Carucci ... tailor
Lynne Maureen Curtis ... assistant costume designer
Marta Font ... wardrobe supervisor
Karen McGovern ... set costumer
Rodney Parrish ... wardrobe production assistant
Rahimah Yoba ... assistant costume designer
Rahimah Yoba ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Rolando Hudson ... location scout
Collin Smith ... location manager
Julie Solomon ... location scout
David Velasco ... assistant location manager
Dennis Voskov ... location assistant
Justin Benson ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Daniel Coe ... score preparation
Brian Godshall ... music licensing
Keldamuzik ... vocal & chorus
Lawrence Manchester ... score mixer / score recordist
Dana Millman ... music supervisor (as Dana Dufine)
Anne Pope ... music editor
Jim Schultz ... music consultant
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz ... music consultant (as Mark Wlodarkiewicz)
Marcelo Zarvos ... score producer
Daniel Coe ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Shane Hayes ... assistant music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Joe Castiglione ... driver
Raggie Crute ... driver
Timothy Paustian ... transportation captain (as Tim Paustian)
Thomas Reilly ... driver (as Tommy Reilly)

Other crew

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Matt Anderson ... set production assistant
Ali Aroyan ... production office intern
James Bang ... intern: Likely Story
Bruce Bell ... set medic
Julia Berg ... assistant: Anthony Bregman
Ed Blythe ... intern: Likely Story
Juan Caban ... unit production assistant
Gabriel Cardier ... set intern
Andrew Cesana ... script supervisor (as Andrew G. Cesana)
Alison Cohen ... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (as Alison Cogen)
Derek Crolla ... production office assistant
Diana DeJesus ... additional production assistant
Sierra Gallardo ... set intern
Hilary Geier ... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Laurie Gershon ... product placement and clearances
Mary Gillen ... intern: Likely Story
Abigail Hansen ... set intern
Ronnie Joseph Higgins ... set production assistant (as Ronnie Higgins)
Joshua Huffman ... production coordinator
Grégoire Jeudy ... set intern (as Gregoire Jeudy)
Melissa Kalbfus ... script supervisor (as Melissa Kalbfus Paliocha)
Andrew Katz ... production office intern
Sarah Koblenz ... production office intern
Jordan Langsam ... set intern
Sarna Lapine ... assistant: Nicole Holofcener
Matt Levin ... intern: Likely Story (as Matthew Levin)
Michael B. Lewis ... production secretary (as M. Baldwin Lewis)
Mia Lidofsky ... set intern
Anthony Lote ... key production assistant
Jenny Lovin ... first assistant accountant
Gabriella Ludlow ... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Albert J. McEvoy ... set production assistant
Michaela McKee ... production office intern
Ross Miller ... insurance services: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Claire Newlands ... accounting clerk
Michael O'Mara ... production office intern
Rob Pellecchia ... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Diego Pina ... first chef
Daniel Pizarro ... parking coordinator
Bennett Pozil ... bank loan: Natixis
Janice Roland ... unit publicist: Falco Ink
Chris Saddler ... set intern
Noeman Samdani ... production office intern
Bill Saxelby ... set intern
Richard Scali ... production office intern
Kevin R. Shields ... set production assistant (as Kevin Shields)
Lisa Simon ... production assistant
John Skidmore ... assistant production coordinator
Brian Stearns ... bank loan: Natixis
Julio Torres Jr. ... second chef
Julio Torres ... craft service
Shannon Treusch ... unit publicist: Falco Ink
Lisa Alonso Vear ... set production assistant (as Lisa Kiesel)
John L. Vennema ... additional production office assistant
Brandon Weiss ... set intern
Michael Wiggins ... key production accountant
James Windeler ... intern: Likely Story
Pete Hayes ... post production accountant (uncredited)
Sara Seligman ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Gabe Allanoff ... special thanks
Joe Allanoff ... special thanks
Terra Bliss ... special thanks (as Terra Bliss-Alvarez)
Ted Hope ... special thanks
Mike Jackman ... special thanks
Patricia Kaufman ... special thanks: executive director, New York state governor's office for motion picture and television development (as Pat Swinney Kaufman)
Emily Perl Kingsley ... special thanks
Tory Metzger ... special thanks
Katherine Oliver ... special thanks: film commissioner, the city of New York mayor's office for film theatre and broadcasting
Joel Pearlman ... special thanks
Rose Rothe ... special thanks
Jerry Stoeffhaas ... special thanks: deputy director, New York state governor's office for motion picture and television development
Diana Victor ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Untitled Nicole Holofcener Project (United States)
  • Feelin' Guilty (United States)
  • La beauté du geste (France)
  • Encuentros en Nueva York (Spain)
  • Dar od srca (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $118,123, 02 May 2010

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Please Give (2010). See more »
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Quotes Kate: You're a really good person.
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