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April 30th 2010
  • Drama,
  • R,
  • 90 min,
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Cast: Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Rebecca Hall, Oliver Platt, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Kevin Corrigan, Lois Smith, Elizabeth Berridge, Rebecca Budig, Maddie Corman, Sarah Steele, Elise Ivy, Paul Sparks, Michael Panes, Jaime Tirelli, Mandy Olsen, Douglas J. Aguirre, Carmen M. Herlihy, John Srednicki
  • Director: Nicole Holofcener
  • Writer: Nicole Holofcener
  • Producer: Anthony Bregman
  • Associate Producer: Stefanie Azpiazu
  • Art Direction: Lauren Fitzsimmons
  • Costume Design: Ane Crabtree
  • D.O.P.: Yaron Orbach
  • Editor: Robert Frazen
  • Makeup: Rebecca Perkins
  • Music: Marcelo Zarvos
  • Production Design: Mark White
  • Set Decoration: Kim Chapman


Kate (Catherine Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt) and their teenage daughter Abby purchase the apartment next door in order to expand their two bedroom Manhattan apartment. Their only problem is the old cranky lady, Andra, living in it, and that they've got to wait for her to die. Andra is cared for by her sweet granddaughter Rebecca (Rebecca Hall) who has no life, and is blatantly rejected by her other highly cynical granddaughter, Mary (Amanda Peet). Simply waiting for Andra to die becomes complicated when the two families' lives intersect, resulting in a dramatic comedy about love, death, and liberal guilt from Nicole Holofcener ("Friends with Money," "Lovely & Amazing").

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • MPAA Warning: Language, some sexual content and nudity
  • Production Companies: Feelin' Guilty, Likely Story, Sony Pictures Classics
  • Production Schedule: 15 May 2008 - July 2008

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2010 Guide Analysis: "Having delivered two indie hits in the form of 2001's "Lovely and Amazing" and 2006's "Friends with Money", director Nicole Holofcener returns to Sundance in January with this world premiere of her new ensemble family comedy/drama that avoids moralising in favour of the more adult approach allowing audiences to make up their own minds. Certainly she's got some good actors on hand here to help her out, but those early Park City reviews will play an important part in how the film's release pans out."

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