Collider has posted 4 clips from the upcoming Nicole Holofcener dramedy Please Give. Holofcener uses Catherine Keener as her muse nearly all of the time. Please Give looks almost like a follow-up to her last film, Friends with Money, which also looks at the money’d vs. the non-money’d world. I like Holofcener’s work, for the most part, but you have to be up for the kind of soul-searching her characters do. I’m finding myself becoming impatient with this subject matter because I think we’ve sort of evolved beyond our need to explore our own psyches in therapy – what with everything going on in the world. On the other hand, great dialogue, some nice performances and an entertaining story – how can that be bad?
The clips under the cut.
The Miami Herald gives the film three and a half stars.