Please Give

Please Give

Please Give

               Genre: Comedy
               New York, apartment, conscience, Berlinale 2010, furniture, materialism
  Even stupid, so a guilty conscience. Kate (Catherine Keener) is with old furniture designer and specializes in, along with her husband Alex (Oliver Platt), the estate of the deceased and prospects of just peddling the best pieces in an exclusive junk shop in New York at the discerning clientele – of course with fat premium. Because she has, but about the whole thing a queasy feeling that Kate distributed to the homeless in their neighborhood 20-dollar bills as if they were sweets, while her own teenage daughter to be more stingy. Obviously very politically correct and always with reference to the misery of other people. And then there’s the grim 91-year-old neighbor, Andra (Ann Morgan Guilbert) into the apartment next door, speculating on the death of Kate and Alex, then to buy the apartment, and thus increase their own shelter further. Andra is maintained by her granddaughter, Rebecca (Rebecca Hall), while her sister Mary (Amanda Peet) makes no bones about how much it is the fate of the old lady does not matter. Much prefer to begin the ever solariumgebräunte abundant and alcohol beautician adjudging an affair with Alex, whose relationship with Kate resembles more of a long friendship.

Does with Nicole Holofcener Please Give, which was shown out of competition at the Berlinale competition, there remain, they left off with Friends With Money was: It’s all about the neuroses of those who actually have everything to completely even bourgeois existences and its usually very trivial issues about sex and the life crises of middle age and, therefore, that ultimately everything will be alright. Although death and disease occur almost by the way also, just like love and the emotional life of a Fünzehnjährigen that lies in the middle of puberty.

This is all garnished with some extremely witty dialogues and punch lines, which always remind a little of Woody Allen’s Annie Hall without ever reaching the grade. You feel easy way to entertain, especially when the cranky old neighbor of Kate and Alex their sardonic views on life for the good and otherwise, there is simply not mince words. However, one has forgotten the whole thing, despite a marvelous Catherine Keener also quite quickly – especially in the hectic times of the Berlinale. For the next film is already waiting …

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: Please Give Country of production: USA Year of production: 2010 Length: 90 (Min) of material: ( #) Sony Pictures Releasing

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