Please Give Reviews

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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
Wryly humane
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.
June 18, 2010
Compare these wonderfully flawed, beautifully insecure and wholly believable characters with the preprogrammed mannequins seen in such chowderheaded efforts as, say, The Back-Up Plan or Killers, and the contrast is startling.
June 18, 2010
It ends with this exchange: 'Thank You.' 'You're welcome.' How often do those simple words carry weight in a movie? At that moment, I loved those characters, and I loved this movie.
June 18, 2010
Nicole Holofcener's lovely Please Give is a small, modest movie, full of the sort of characters we might know, or be.
June 18, 2010
If you're hoping for huge dramatic payoff or more than mild laughs from cynically satisfying script, then you're panhandling without a Styrofoam cup.
June 17, 2010
Funny yet emotional, tragic yet full of hope, this is the type of character-driven story theatergoers could use to see more of, and as like as Holofcener is around here's hope more is exactly what it is we are going to get.
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