• Released
  • April 30, 2010
  • R , 1 hr 30 min
  • Art House/Foreign
  • 77 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A wealthy New Yorker tries to assuage her guilty feelings by befriending her cranky tenant.

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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This gorgeous film, always tender and sometimes dark, is a deeply resonant comic drama that's concerned with nothing less than life, death,...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Please Give is a moral comedy that feels at times like one of the late Eric Rohmer’s deceptively breezy miniatures, or a mid-period Woody...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The pitch-perfect performances help Holofcener stir up feelings that cut to the heart of what defines an ethical life. There's no movie...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Sometimes -- and far too rarely -- a film will hit all the right notes, with sharp, original dialogue, brilliant casting and an absorbing...
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85

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Like all her (Holofcener) movies, Please Give is multitonal, as tenderly sympathetic as it is tough toward all its tortured, even unlikable...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's guilt that gives life, shape and depth to this uncommonly perceptive film.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A movie as generous, stingy, and biting - and memorable - as its six main characters.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Think of Please Give as a finely tuned short story with every glance and gesture full of suggestive meaning. Drama is not high on the...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Though I wish Please Give were a little better, there aren't enough American movies like it.
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Rated R | For Nudity, Language and Some Sexual Content