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Credit: Piotr Redlinski/Sony Pictures Classics


Us Rating: ***

The rare feature to open with a series of mammograms, this tart-yet-tender chick flick follows a lonely NYC radiology technician (Rebecca Hall), her bitchy sister (Amanda Peet) and the neighbor (Catherine Keener), who is waiting for their grandma to die so she can expand into her apartment. The dramedy from Nicole Holofcener (Friends With Money) showcases Hall's and Peet's acting chops with a poignant, often bitterly funny script, which lets them take the lead rather than hover in supportive girlfriend roles.