Jun 18, 2010 Comedy
New York, apartment, conscience, Berlinale 2010, furniture, materialism
Even stupid, a bad conscience. Kate (Catherine Keener is) with old designer furniture and is specialized to sight with her husband Alex (Oliver Platt) to the estate of recently deceased, peddling the best pieces in an exclusive junk shop in New York at the discerning clientele – of course with rich premium. Because she has but the whole thing a queasy feeling, Kate distributed to the homeless in their neighborhood 20-dollar bills as if they were candy, while it is rather stingy of their own teenage daughter. 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) in the apartment next door, speculating on the death of Kate and Alex, to subsequently purchase the apartment and thus increase their own place to live on. Andra is maintained by her granddaughter, Rebecca (Rebecca Hall), while her sister Mary (Amanda Peet) makes no secret of how much her the fate of the old lady does not matter. Much prefer the always starts and plenty solariumgebräunte classified the alcohol beautician an affair with Alex, his relationship with Kate resembles more of a long friendship. , Nicole Holofcener makes with Please Give, which was shown out of competition in the Berlinale competition, continued where they had last left off with Friends with Money: It’s about the neuroses of those who actually have anything to completely even bourgeois existences and their generally relatively trivial issues to sex and the life crises of middle age and the fact that ultimately everything will be fine. Although death and disease occur almost incidentally, also, just like love and the emotional life of a Fünzehnjährigen, which is in the midst of puberty. All this is in part to tremendously witty dialogues and punch lines garnish, reminiscent of Woody Allen’s always a little Annie Hall without ever achieving his Grade. One is talking in an easy way, especially when the cranky old neighbor of Kate and Alex their sardonic views on life are the best, and otherwise just takes no bones about it. However, one has forgotten the whole thing, despite an admirable Catherine Keener also quite quickly – especially in the hectic days of the Berlinale. For the next film is waiting … (Joachim Kurz)
Title: Please Give Country of production: USA Production year: 2010 Length: 87 (Min.) Distribution: ( #) Sony Pictures Releasing
Oct 18, 2009 Uncategorized
“Please, no vanity” – Interview with Dominik and Benjamin Reding “for the unknown dog”
In the Reding brothers situation is rather like when the brothers Bobby and Peter Farrelly, who once said: “Making movies is like raising children: This is just better in pairs”. Also in the Reding, the director seems to work in pairs just better to go out of hand. After her successful debut Oi! Warning (2000) is now her second film for the unknown dog to be seen in the movies.
How is that for twin brothers to work together so closely?
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