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.

KATE:

And in perfect condition.

ALEX:

What a score. You did good! We’re

going to make a killing.

He affectionately ruffles her hair.

KATE:

Don’t say that.

ALEX:

But we are.

ABBY:

Mom knows you are. She just doesn’t

want it said.

(beat)

My zit medicine isn’t working.

KATE:

(looking closer)

You won’t use what I tell you.

ABBY:

It made it worse.

KATE:

You don’t take my advice.

ABBY:

So I deserve it?

KATE:

I’m trying to help you.

ABBY:

Don’t help me.

11 INT. ANDRA’S APARTMENT - A LITTLE LATER 11

Andra sits in a chair a few inches away from an OLD TV SET as

it’s BLASTING NEWS. Rebecca sits at the dining table near the

window putting pills into a Daily Pill Organizer.

REBECCA:

(shouting over the TV)

What shall we do for your birthday?

Mary and I will take you out.

ANDRA:

Mary?

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REBECCA:

Sure. She’s just been really busy.

Andra smirks. Rebecca glances out the window, a warm, fall

breeze blowing on her face.

She sees a small roof top party going on a few buildings

away. The BBQ sends sweet smells into the sky, YOUNG PEOPLE

laugh and enjoy themselves.

Her face saddens as she returns to separating pills.

12 INT. REBECCA AND MARY’S APARTMENT - NIGHT 12

Rebecca kicks off her shoes as she collapses onto the couch.

The apartment is small and dreary, short of a couple of

generic posters and inexpensive attempts at cheerful

decorating.

REBECCA:

Why is it so hot?

Rebecca’s sister Mary, 33, very pretty with a tense, turned

down mouth, leans into the room holding up a frozen dinner -

Beef Medallions.

MARY:

Please tell me what a medallion is.

REBECCA:

When you win something.

MARY:

These look like - shit pellets.

(beat)

You want one?

REBECCA:

Sure. Thanks.

Mary retreats into the kitchen and Rebecca picks up an IN

TOUCH magazine.

MARY (O.S.)

You would not believe what she was

wearing today.

Rebecca rolls her eyes.

MARY (O.S.)

This backless dress and man, she

has a big back. Not attractive.

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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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