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Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

Summary: 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)
Runtime: 90 min
Rating: Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity.
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 19, 2010
Director Credit
Nicole Holofcener Director
Writer Credit
Nicole Holofcener Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Catherine Keener Kate
Oliver Platt Alex
Rebecca Hall Rebecca
Cast Credit
Amanda Peet Mary
Ann Morgan Guilbert Andra
Elise Ivy Marissa
Elizabeth Keener Cathy
Griffin Frazen Shopper
Josh Pais Adam
Lois Smith Mrs. Portman
Paul Sparks Blind Date
Reggie Austin Shopper
Sarah Steele Abby
Scott Cohen Dr. Lerner
Thomas Ian Nicholas Eugene
Producer Credit
Anthony Bregman Producer
Caroline Jaczko Line Producer
Stefanie Azpiazu Associate Producer
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