Please Give (Nicole Holofcener) - 2010

Catherine Keener is a giving person.  She has a big heart for every homeless and disabled person.  She and her husband (Oliver Platt) buy old furniture from the estates of people who have recently died and resale the items in their store.  Ms. Keener feels guilty about profiting from these sales.  They live in an apartment building that they own and they rent an adjacent apartment to an old woman (Ann Guilbert).  They plan to expand their apartment when the old woman dies.  Ms. Guilbert character has two granddaughters (Rebecca Hall and Amanda Peet) who visit her and help with her needs.  Rebecca is nice but Amanda is blunt.  All of these characters are flawed but they muddle along with their lives.  Not much happens here. [JAM 12/22/2010]