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Please Give Nicole Holofcener More Money

by Anne Thompson
April 27, 2010 1:29 AM
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Please Give, writer-director Nicole Holofcener’s thoughtful, well-observed portrait of neurotic, flawed New Yorkers, stars her alter-ego Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt as husband and wife, and Rebecca Hall and a bronzed Amanda Peet as sisters caring for their aging grandmother (Ann Morgan Guilbert), who lives next door. Holofcener gets better with every film--all of which are must-sees, from Walking and Talking to Lovely and Amazing and Friends with Money. Holofcener plans to work again with Frances McDormand on a book adaptation.

Holofcener shot Please Give, financed by Sony Pictures Classics, in 24 days for just $3 million. “I shoot fast,” she says.

She'd do it again, she told me in our flip cam interview. But at a time when the indie film market is falling apart, she'd still like a little more prep, a few more days, some more art direction. And yet it's great to see what can be done with so little. This happy/sad portrait of who we are now is one of the best films of the year so far.

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UPDATE: IndieWIRE's Anthony Kaufman interviews Holefcener.

2 Comments

  • priyabrata dash | October 26, 2010 1:59 AMReply

    hello nicole i priyabrata dash belongs to india i am just a student.but i love your picture.i have a great concept which will give you atleast one oscar compolsery.my concept is basicaly based on a woman who caught their own husband head with the help of a soad due to a very strong imotional reason.and whole concept is based on how a women think when she hurt by its own family.if you actualy like this concept plz contact me on this no.09776319717 and 08928409515.plz dont cheat me.

  • Randy | April 27, 2010 5:08 AMReply

    this movie was great. we saw it at a Film Independent screening with Nicole Holofcener in attendance.

    one small thing. Ann Morgan Guilbert plays their grandmother, not their mother, i believe.

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