Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!
What: Please Give @ The Landmark at 7ish (91% on Rotten Tomatoes)
When: Saturday, May 1,[masked]:00 PM
10850 West Pico at Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Nicole Holofcener is one of my favorite directors. She might be called the female Woody Allen. This is only her fourth film but you might know her work if you've seen "Walking and Talking," "Lovely and Amazing" and "Friends with Money". David Edelstein in New York Magazine said: "A splendid mini-morality tale from Nicole Holofcener and her muse, Catherine Keener." (Keener is another one of my faves too.) So far Rotten Tomatoes gives this film a 91%.
So if you haven't seen the trailer for this yet, "Please Give" stars Catherine Keener , Amanda Peet , Oliver Platt , Rebecca Hall, Sarah Steel , and Ann Guilbert (from the Dick Van Dyke Show!)
Here's the blurb:
Kate 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. There?s the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter 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 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 and the two granddaughters who look after her. 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. (Sony Pictures Classics).
Please say "dinner" in the comment box when you RSVP, so we can decide whether to schedule it. Maybe we'll try Pastina, an Italian place about a block and a half north on Westwood as a new choice for us.
Will post a link to buy tickets when Landmark has it on their website. Sometimes this isn't until the day before, but the movie will definitely be playing on Saturday.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/West-los-Angeles-film-fanatics-group/calendar/13295472/