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Movie information

Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity.
Released on:
April 30, 2010 (limited)

Production Companies:
Likely Story
Distributors:
Sony Classics

Status: Released

Cast:
Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Ann Guilbert, Lois Smith, Sarah Steele, Thomas Ian Nicholas

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Screenwriter: Nicole Holofcener

Genre: Comedy, Drama
About the film:
Kate (Catherine Keener) has a lot on her mind. There's the ethics problem of buying furniture on the cheap at estate sales and marking it up at her trendy Manhattan store (and how much markup can she get away with?). There's the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter (Sarah Steele) to want the expensive things that Kate wants. There's the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with her husband Alex (Oliver Platt) but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And there's Kate's free-floating 21st century malaise—the problem of how to live well and be a good person when poverty, homelessness, and sadness are always right outside the door.

Plus, there's the neighbors: cranky, elderly Andra (Ann Guilbert) and the two granddaughters who look after her (Rebecca Hall and Amanda Peet). As Kate, Alex, and Abby interact with the people next door, with each other, and with their New York surroundings, a complex mix of animosity, friendship, deception, guilt, and love plays out with both sharp humor and pathos.
Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $118,123 (5 theaters) | Domestic Total: $4.03 mil.
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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