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November 17, 2011
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.
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.
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.
July 3, 2010
It is well-observed but morally stunted, in that it suggests that charity is just another form of self-medication
June 18, 2010
Real joys and sorrows must be bigger and deeper than this.
June 18, 2010
an Upper East Side slice of navel gazing
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.
May 12, 2010
There's nothing wrong with asking audiences to make up their own minds, but Please Give doesn't even ask.
May 7, 2010
Only Rebecca Hall comes through with a genuineness that rises above Holofcener's doodlings.
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.
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.
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.
May 1, 2010
Fleetingly amusing, charming and harmless with a terrific cast, but often meanders, lacks bite, and unevenly juggles comedy, drama and romance.
April 30, 2010
Two possible ways of regarding Please Give: It's shallow. Or maybe it's deeply shallow.
April 30, 2010
Top Critic
April 28, 2010
At a time when every penny counts, where do they come up with the money to finance a movie this boring?
April 26, 2010
Ah, the guilt of the privileged.
January 25, 2010
A muted, almost Rohmer-like moral tale that doesn't quite dive deeply enough into its several characters.