"PLEASE GIVE" TWO THUMBS UP!

By dameneiro1
Written June 17, 2010
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It was surprisingly funny and witty. The writing was clever. In a time where a budget surpasses character depth, the director and writers spare us the glamour of explosions and indulge us with character conversation which more than compensates. The juxtaposition of family values drawn between the main character groups effectively draws parallels between the common moviegoer’s lives and the plot. As far as cinematography, with the intimate framing and close-ups of the protagonists, the filmmaker creates an almost personal connection with each character and their underlying internal plots. Again, this movie is easily enjoyable by people who appreciate the subtleties of well crafted conversation and interaction without depending on the gimmicks of typical summer movies. A MUST SEE!
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Please Give review

By Derrick Deane
Written October 12, 2011
Good performances all around. It wasn't bad, it wasn't great, hence the so-so rating.
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"Please Give" a pleaser

By indiefavs
Written June 07, 2010
It is becoming so difficult to have a fulfilling film experience at today's cineplexes that it was a sweet surprise to find Please Give. Director Nicole Holofcener gives us a film that's not just another formulaic rom-com, but an interesting study of how people cope and relate to life's situations, in their unique ways.. There's plenty of humor, in a "Curb Your Enthusiasm" way and poignant moments too. Catherine Keener is great and the relationship with her and husband's (Oliver Platt), 13 year old daughter (Sarah Steel) strikes a cord with all parents who've lived through their child's struggles with coming of age. .
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Holofcener's best

By ekushnir
Written October 04, 2010
Another smart exploration of the lives of the privileged from Nicole Holofcener. Katherine Keener is great as usual, as is Amanda Peet.
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Better than 99% of new films

By TerenceDiamond
Written May 31, 2010
Nicole Holofcener is a genius. Better than Woody Allen even in his prime. The Woodster couldn't get out of the way of his own oversized ego. Holofcenar's rarest of rare: a smart, grown up observer of New York (and perhaps U.S.) society. This is not a popcorn movie.
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