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Please Give

Please Give
Your Price: $21.95 CDN
Author: Nicole Holofcener
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 152
Pub. Date: 2011
ISBN-10: 1557049351
ISBN-13: 9781557049353
About the Screenplay:

Please Give is a screenplay by Nicole Holofcener. Winner of the Robert Altman Award. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener (Friends with Money, Walking and Talking, Lovely & Amazing), this highly acclaimed original comedy/drama set in New York City stars Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Sarah Steele, and Ann Guilbert.

Kate has a lot on her mind. There's the ethics problem of buying furniture on the cheap at estate sales and marking it up at her trendy Manhattan store. There's the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter to want expensive things. There's the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with her husband Alex but sensing doubt. And there's the problem of how to live well and be a good person when poverty, homelessness, and sadness are always right outside the door. Plus, there are the neighbours: cranky, elderly Andra and the two granddaughters

Please Give includes an exclusive introduction by Nicole Holofcener, a facsimile of the complete shooting script, scene notes, Q&A with Pete Hammond, review by Joe Morgenstern, a photo section, and complete cast and crew credits.

What people say:

"A pitch-perfect film. A story about relationships that beautifully demonstrates writer-director Nicole Holofcener's great gift for making incisive films that illustrate the way we live now." — Los Angeles Times

"This gorgeous film, always tender and sometimes dark, is a deeply resonant comic drama that's concerned with nothing less than life, death, love, sex, guilt, and the urban logic of mortality." — The Wall Street Journal

"Nicole Holofcener remains a dramatist of unusual gifts, unmatched in American cinema at the moment." — Salon.com

"In Please Give, Sundance regular Nicole Holofcener has made perhaps the ultimate New York movie…a finely tuned short story with every glance and gesture full of suggestive meaning." — Hollywood Reporter

About the Screenwriter:

Nicole Holofcener is an American film and television director. She has directed the critically acclaimed features Walking and Talking, Lovely & Amazing, Friends with Money, and Please Give. In addition, she has directed television episodes for Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, and Bored to Death. She lives in Venice, California, with her two sons