Please Give script
Please Give (2010)
Synopsis: Kate (Catherine Keener) and her husband Alex (Oliver Platt) are wealthy New Yorkers who prowl estate sales and make a tidy profit reselling items they bought cheaply. They buy the apartment next door and plan to remodel just as soon as its current occupant, a cranky old woman, dies. Kate is troubled by the way she and her husband earn a living, and tries to assuage her guilt by befriending her tenant and the woman's granddaughters, but her overtures lead to unexpected consequences.

ANDRA:

When my feet get better I’ll do it

myself.

10 INT. APT. 6B/KATE AND ALEX’S APARTMENT - DAY 10

A two bedroom apartment, bright and cluttered but stylishly

decorated.

Kate is cooking dinner while her DAUGHTER ABBY, 15, does

homework at the table. Abby is in an awkward stage of

development and has a bad case of acne.

KATE:

Why does she hate us so much? What

did we do to her?

ABBY:

She sees you, she sees death.

You’re a vulture.

KATE:

Us buying that apartment has no

down side. Her grandmother’s still

living there, we’re not hovering.

The only difference to her is that

now she pays her rent to us instead

of the sponsor. And we didn’t even

raise it.

ABBY:

You’re a saint.

KATE:

(beat)

Maybe she’s mean because she has a

prettier sister.

ABBY:

Mom.

KATE:

I’ve seen the older one. She’s kind

of gorgeous in a low rent way.

ABBY:

The younger one is okay looking.

Maybe she likes how she looks.

KATE:

I doubt it. It’s hard to have a

prettier sister.

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KATE:

It’s just so sad.

ABBY:

What?

KATE:

The old lady. Andra. I mean, does

she ever go outside?

ABBY:

What’s so fun outside?

KATE:

The world? Life?

ABBY:

Maybe she’s perfectly happy.

KATE:

That’s how you rationalize so you

don’t have to feel bad for her.

ABBY:

Why do I have to feel bad for her?

KATE:

She’s a lonely old woman at the end

of her life.

ABBY:

That’s not my fault.

ALEX, Kate’s husband, comes into the room sifting through

photos. He’s 42 and attractive despite a pot belly and

unkempt hair.

ALEX:

This table is incredibly rare.

KATE:

He had no idea.

ALEX:

What about this chest of drawers?

Is it signed?

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Nicole Holofcener

Nicole Holofcener is an American film and television director and screenwriter. She has directed five feature films, including Friends with Money and Enough Said as well as various television series. more…

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