Gandolfini's last picture show
James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Toni Collette
Directed by Nicole Holofcener

“Enough Said” will be fondly remembered as the late James Gandolfini’s final film, not to mention the one that most accurately depicted his real-life gentle giant nature. But it also marks the first starring/dramatic film role for TV comedy queen Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine, HBO's Veep), who (a few too many face-crinkling tics aside) proves herself capable of carrying ... more >

Please Give

And Cathy Keener plays the kooky wife
Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall
Directed by Nicole Holofcener

Layered in the tiny personal details of its quietly odd characters, Nicole Holofcener’s “Please Give” falls in the category of “slice of life.” It doesn’t inflict drama. Nor is it smitten with anti-drama in the manner of some indie films, that nagging feeling of falsely repressing emotion with a goal of being different. The film’s vibe just is, ambling along at its own little pace and its own ... more >

TFF’10 – Please Give

When social faux-pas become nasty

"Please Give," the new comedy written and directed by native New Yorker Nicole Holofcener ("Friends With Money") is about miserable urbanites of three generations, behaving miserably, being miserable to each other. Hellbent on proving her thesis that tactlessness is the most vibrant quality in just about everyone—the helpless elderly, adolescent daughters, guilty liberals—Holofcener creates six ... more >