Review: Please Give

“Don’t do me any favors.”

The first images you see in Nicole Holofcener’s superb new film Please Give are a series of breasts being prepped for mammograms.  Old and young, full and slight, they are placed, pressed and impacted by the machine before images are taken.  This rather clinical montage shows how these anonymous women’s most intimate parts are managed for the sake of discovering if they have a new lease on life (or not, in some cases).

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