Please Give is, sadly, a rarity: A movie with a mostly-female cast that focuses on realistic characters, not Louboutin-wearing "cougars" or some Successful Career Gals Who Can't Win At Love. The characters aren't always likable, but critics loved the film.
Despite complaints that it's too parochially New York, there's evidence that writer-director Nicole Holofcener's Please Give, currently screening at Sundance, offers something distinctly more relatable: female characters that are neither bitches nor saints.
Where The Wild Things Are isn't a film for children, but about them. Many critics love it, but others say it's "made by, and for, members of a generation who feel it's unfair to have to grow up."
When the Golden Globe noms were announced last week, we broke down the female honorees along the old Shirley MacLaine adage about good parts for actresses falling into either hooker, victim or doormat categories. Today, the Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for its awards and, although there's nary a hooker…
*Inspired by Shirley MacLaine's assertion that the best parts for actresses fall into one of the above categories