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May 12, 2010
There's nothing wrong with asking audiences to make up their own minds, but Please Give doesn't even ask.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 3, 2010
It is well-observed but morally stunted, in that it suggests that charity is just another form of self-medication
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
May 3, 2010
[Although] I think Holofcener's work is always interesting, I think this is the least satisfying of all her films I've seen.
April 26, 2010
Ah, the guilt of the privileged.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 25, 2010
A muted, almost Rohmer-like moral tale that doesn't quite dive deeply enough into its several characters.
May 1, 2010
Fleetingly amusing, charming and harmless with a terrific cast, but often meanders, lacks bite, and unevenly juggles comedy, drama and romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.78/10
June 16, 2010
Trifles, trivialities, frippery and froth. We've got plenty of words to describe things that don't matter. And now, we also have a film. Please Give.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 9, 2010
The film is more emotionally incisive than it initially appears to be, but equally it ties together a little too neatly when it already has such a concise running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2010
The main problem with the film, though, is that it seems to assume that self-obsessed and charmless people are automatically interesting - just for being people. There's definitely a flaw in that logic.
April 30, 2010
Two possible ways of regarding Please Give: It's shallow. Or maybe it's deeply shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 7, 2010
Yet another ramble through the tiny world of the affluent and the idle, a particular fascination of Holofcener's. The only difference this time is the increased emphasis on morbidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 6, 2010
The acting quality is strong, especially from the ever-reliable Catherine Keener as Kate, but it's almost impossible to care about her character's dilemmas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 7, 2010
Far from challenging, the film consoles the complacent, saying basically that you can do whatever you want, so long as you feel (or pretend to feel) a little guilty about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 18, 2010
an Upper East Side slice of navel gazing
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 18, 2010
Real joys and sorrows must be bigger and deeper than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 28, 2010
At a time when every penny counts, where do they come up with the money to finance a movie this boring?
May 7, 2010
Only Rebecca Hall comes through with a genuineness that rises above Holofcener's doodlings.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 30, 2010
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 3, 2017
In writer/director Nicole Holofcener's crisp, poignant and funny new movie, Kipling's "white man's burden" has evolved into the liberal woman's guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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