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Kate has a lot on her mind. There's the ethics problem of buying furniture at estate sales and marking it up at her Manhattan store. There's the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter to want the expensive things that she wants. There's the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with husband Alex but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And worst of all are the neighbors, cranky, old Andra and the two granddaughters who look after her.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010]
Branch Call Number: BLURAY PLEASE 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Nicole Holofcener. Also "Lovely and Amazing" and "Friends With Money"

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crankylibrarian Feb 21, 2014

What does it mean to truly live your values? And how much effort does it take to be a "good" person? Catherine Keener brilliantly portrays an upwardly mobile New Yorker with a troubled conscience: she and her husband depend for their success on the losses of others. Rather than make substantive changes in her life, Keener obsesses over her teen daughter's obscenely expensive jeans, and makes extravagant gesture such as offering her leftover dinner to the first black man she sees. Similar to "Friends With Money" in its mordant observations of upper class hypocrisy.

Dec 16, 2013

intriguing story of confused families, unnecessarily sexually graphic, funny bits, inexplicable title, .

Sep 14, 2013

slow and somewhat self-indulgent, didn't finish it. Maybe it got better... beautiful acting, but the story goes nowhere....

Jul 26, 2013

Painfully awkward to watch. Should be in drama category instead of comedy.

Feb 11, 2013

A pleasant, not terribly consequential movie about people?some caring, some superficial?trying to feel OK. Rebecca Hall is delicate and lovely.

SilkyNara Dec 31, 2012


Apr 02, 2012

I thought that this movie was very good. I found the characters to be believable in their roles of flawed people. The portrayal of the grandmother was realistic and funny because it showed how people of that age have no problem with saying what they think much to the discomfort of those around them. Too funny!

Feb 25, 2012

This movie is touted as being hilarious but I just found it sad. Maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mine but death, insults, and the plight of the disadvantaged just isn't funny to me.

markkluk Sep 11, 2011

Spoiled bratty kids (abby) who insist on $235 jeans, and calls her mother a b**ch. Disrespectful (adult) grandchildren (Mary), cheating husbands (Alex), guilt ridden, paranoid mom (Kate) - apparently because they're so well off and own a lucritive business. I just didn't get the point of this movie. The one nice thing about it was the blossoming relationship between the other grandchild (Rebecca) radiology tech and the computer tech (Eugene)- which is what gave it such a high score from me. :O

Sep 04, 2011

An oh-so-New-York-middle-class slice of life managed to balance the usual cynicism & bittness with unexpected humanity & humor. Stylish directing & cool performances by pretty much the entire cast. Loved it. See it.

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Mar 28, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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Mar 26, 2011

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in apartment the couple owns.


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Mar 26, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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Mar 26, 2011

Abby: And now we're two people walking around with shit in a bag. I mean... I mean, what if we didn't have dogs with us, and we were doing that? That would be disgusting. But, because we have dogs, it's normal.

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