Friends with Money

Synopsis: Four women friends: three are wealthy and married plus there's Olivia, a former teacher who's now a maid. The marriages are in various states of health: Franny and Matt are happy and very rich. Christine and David write screenplays together, are remodeling their house, and argue. Jane is angry all the time and Aaron, who's an attentive husband, strikes everyone as gay. Franny sets up Olivia with a friend of hers, Mike, a personal trainer, and Olivia takes him with her to a couple of housecleaning jobs. A benefit dinner for ALS, an awkward guy named Marty whose place Olivia cleans, and a French maid's outfit figure in the story. Is there more to life than its problems?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Nicole Holofcener
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
88 min

So the corrugated metal

not only reflects the beauty...

...of the common,

off-the-shelf material...

...but also emphasizes

the invisible line...

...between the old

and new construction.

-Wait. There will be a line?

-It's invisible.

-Just let him finish.

-Oh, sorry.

Then the windows, here,

are large enough from the deck...'ll see the ocean

from your master bedroom.

-No way. Really? Oh, God, that's great.

-Look, honey, it's us.

Going this high will, of course, require

some special permits from the city.


-Well, because the neighbors...

...could possibly get upset.

Well, I think we can live with that.

We want it.

We want it.

-Hey, you want some coffee?



-Okay. Okay.

These shoes cost $95?

I just-- I don't understand why

she has to have these kind of shoes.

Don't know what it is.

Her feet are growing.

Exactly. That's why we should be

buying her regular $20 crap...

...because she's gonna

outgrow them in two weeks.

It's just the opposite.

When their feet are growing

you want the best support possible.

How do you know this,

this shoe theory?

It's just known.

Come on, sweetie,

let's go get your pajamas on.

Go to sleep. Good night.

I know it's early but good night.

Does this shirt look weird

with these pants?

The sitter's coming.

-Like it's too thick?

-Who cares?

It feels bulky.

-Why don't you answer me?

-It's fine.

Because I could put on the new

striped one. That tucks in better.


-You're pathetic.

-I'm putting on the new striped one.

-Good choice.

This kid played at my house all day,

and his parents don't know who I am.

-How do you know?

-I see them at school and they smile.

They don't say anything

like "thank you."

-That's insane.

-It is.

I fed him two meals...

...kissed his boo-boos,

cleaned his pee.

You think his mother

should acknowledge me.

-That's just rude.


I'd wanna know everything

my kid was doing.

Maybe the nanny didn't tell

she took him to your house.

-Parents know where kids go.

-Where's yours?

Sitting in front of Dragon Ball Z

where I left him.

I think it's too violent.

-You think SpongeBob is too violent.

-I never said it was.

-I said it was ugly.

-I'm ugly.

-You know, I don't get SpongeBob.

-Oh, come on.


-No, I don't.

What is--? How do you not get it?

Why would I say I don't if I do?


Hey, you guys, listen. Franny and I

bought a table at an ALS fundraiser.


-Will you guys come?



-It's at that the Casa del Mar.

-What is ALS?

It's Lou Gehrig's disease.

It's really horrible.

-I mean, it's awful.

-Okay. We'll come.

My stockbroker's wife is doing it.

It will be kind of-- It will be fun.

That reminds me, did you guys

find a place to donate money?

Because I thought

of a couple of ideas.

Yeah, we decided we're

gonna give it to Tammy's school.

-Oh, that's good.


-How much?

-Don't ask that.

-I can, can't I?


Two million.

-That Shabbat shalom school?


The one that makes you sell

challah bread.

-Oh, I love that bread.


-Give the money to Olivia.


You're a maid. You need money.

No, I don't. I'm fine.

-Who's--? You're working as a maid?

-You're a teacher.

Since when? Is that, like, hip now?

Cleaning houses?

What would be hip

about working as a maid?

I don't know, like the Zen,

so un-hip it's cool.

-Can we talk about something else?

-Nothing wrong with a maid.

Who cares what people think?

Our maids make really good money.

-Ours goes through our stuff.

-She does not.

I don't know. Stuff moves around.

Do you go through people's stuff?

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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