Well, I really wanted to like this more. But ultimately there isn’t enough of a central plot to satisfactorily tie together the individual threads of these characters’ lives. Great performances from a top quality cast, though, and I loved hearing the guy dropping his $700 vase off screen! Also, maybe it was just me but it didn’t *feel* much like a New York movie. A little disappointing.
Middle class-holes! Not really - they're very nice. In fact I could never understand why people like Mike Leigh are so lauded when it comes to class, I find him a dreadful snob. This on the other hand is much more sensitive and accurate. Catherine Keener is very good and I find her rather attractive. Get down Shep!
Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, Please Give is an enjoyable comedy drama that is boosted by a superb ensemble cast, all doing great work. Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet, and Sarah Steele are the stars, and there are plenty of slightly familiar faces in small supporting roles.
A great cast and some really interesting character development: Holofcener's PLEASE GIVE grows more and more as each minute passes by and every single relationship in the story finds its own path. Humour and drama coexist perfectly with each other, offering some witty dialogues and a few really clever reflections on adult life. P.S. How long do we still have to wait to see Noah Baumbach directing Rebecca Hall...?