Nicole Holofcener has cornered the market on a cinematic milieu that was once the exclusive province of Woody Allen -- rich, white Manhattanites. Please Give
, her fourth film, solidifies her formidable talent.
As with each of Holofcener’s movies, this one stars Catherine Keener. Here, she plays Kate, a middle-aged antique dealer who runs the business with her husband, Alex (Oliver Platt). Their specialty is buying items from the progeny of the recently deceased, taking advantage of the children’s ignorance about the value of the items, and then flipping them in their boutique. While this is certainly legal, and has allowed them to cultivate a spaciou...