Please Give Reviews

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July 6, 2010
Please Give is quintessential Holofcener -- a loopy, episodic ensemble story of women dealing with marriage, money and men, but it's also her smartest, most disciplined movie to date.
July 6, 2010
Keener, one of the most reliably entertaining actresses currently working, specializes in sardonic, flawed characters -- a perfect fit for Holofcener's image of the modern American woman.
July 6, 2010
Writer-director Nicole Holofcener seems to get better with every film, and now she's cruising along the well-trodden path of neurotic New Yorker comedy-drama with grace and comely confidence.
July 6, 2010
Life-goes-on movies usually don't electrify the senses, but this one stimulates moral imagination.
July 6, 2010
Keener has become Holofcener's artistic alter ego. In Please Give, the sharp-eyed filmmaker sends her vibrant representative out into the world to explore what it means for a woman to be lucky and still feel itchy.
July 6, 2010
Nicole Holofcener, who writes the most interesting female characters in the movies, delivers another dazzling role to her muse, Catherine Keener, in Please Give, a delightfully dry dramedy about guilt.
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 6, 2010
Wryly humane
July 3, 2010
It is well-observed but morally stunted, in that it suggests that charity is just another form of self-medication
June 30, 2010
A well-written, well-acted dramatic comedy that is light on plot but generous in spirit.
June 24, 2010
Touching: that's what makes Holofcener's films so lovely. They are beady-eyed satires, sure, but they're also fundamentally kind-hearted.
June 24, 2010
This is a small film, which, if you're open to it, will draw you into the lives of people you quickly forget are fictional.
June 24, 2010
It sparks laughter by crossing the wires of human motivation, letting you see the hazards that exist in trying to be a good person.
June 24, 2010
Writer-director Holofcener cleverly keeps the emotions gurgling right under the surface of this engaging interpersonal comedy. It's more about smiles than laughing out loud, but the superior cast members get terrific characters to play with.
June 21, 2010
As Holofcener charts the telling little developments in these randomly connected lives the film offers wry smiles, smart repartee, mild whimsy and some plaintive, poignant moments.
June 21, 2010
A spiky, sophisticated, grown-up comedy...
June 20, 2010
In both Please Give and Friends with Money, she wrestles with our all-to-human desire for nice things but judiciously avoids ridiculing her characters for sharing a longing that is as universal as it is regrettable.
June 19, 2010
This plot less movie lacks any momentum and you get no feeling of empathy or sympathy for any of the characters. The ensemble acting is sound with Guilbert standing out with a nostalgic trip down memory lane for viewers.
June 19, 2010
Ms. Holofcener's observant talky comedy resonates with plenty of oomph as a believable modern-day fable about urban life.
June 19, 2010
Nicole Holofcener creates open-ended characters whose ordinary lives are so fascinating that when the credits roll you're wondering why Transformers gets a sequel and not them.
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