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A family looking for some extra space gets drawn into a difficult relationship with the folks next door in this comedy drama from writer and director Nicole Holofcener. Kate (Catherine Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt) are a couple living in New York City who run a successful store specializing in vintage furniture. Kate and Alex have a teenage daughter, Abby (Sarah Steele) and their apartment is starting to feel a bit small for the three of them; Kate and Alex own the unit next door to them, and once the flat becomes vacant, they plan to knock out a wall and take over the space. However, Andra (Ann Morgan Guilbert), their tenant, is an elderly woman with a poor disposition who doesn't seem eager to go anywhere soon, and it's occurred to Kate and Alex that they're probably going to have wait for her to die, since evicting her would be very awkward. Hoping to make the best of the situation, Kate tries to strike up a friendship with Andra and her fiercely protective granddaughter Rebecca (Rebecca Hall), but Andra isn't especially interested in making new friends, and Rebecca's sister, Mary (Amanda Peet), isn't much easier to deal with. Kate and Alex are also struggling to communicate with Abby, who has her own issues regarding self-image. Please Give received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 30, 2010

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Jeanne McCarthy Robert Altman Award 2010 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Ann Guilbert Robert Altman Award 2010 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Lois Smith Robert Altman Award 2010 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Sarah Steele Robert Altman Award 2010 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Amanda Peet Robert Altman Award 2010 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Catherine Keener Robert Altman Award 2010 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Oliver Platt Robert Altman Award 2010 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Nicole Holofcener Robert Altman Award 2010 Winner
Writers Guild of America Nicole Holofcener Best Original Screenplay 2010 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Nicole Holofcener Best Screenplay 2010 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Rebecca Hall Robert Altman Award 2010 Winner

Crew

Nicole Holofcener
Director
Anthony Bregman
Producer
Nicole Holofcener
Screenwriter
Yaron Orbach
Cinematographer
Marcelo Zarvos
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Frazen
Editor
Mark White
Production Designer
Stefanie Azpiazu
Associate Producer
Stefanie Azpiazu
Executive Producer
Caroline Jaczko
Executive Producer
Ane Crabtree
Costume Designer
Jeanne McCarthy
Casting
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