As if I needed another reason to love Nicole Holofcener, her first trailer for ‘Please Give’ features a song by the The Roches! Many years ago I interviewed Suzzy Roche, who was so sweet and lovely and energetic that she made me wish I had fistfuls of sisters to sit around and laugh and plait hair and cook and sing close harmonies with. The Roches’ “Hammond Song” always will be in my top 20 favorite songs of all time. Goosebumps.
One of my biggest flaws was that I never look ahead. (Laughs) But I certainly never thought that I would be doing it for this long. I don’t know what I thought! But when we first started, I was so young. I was 19 years old when our first record came out, and I was on fire, and there was nothing stopping us. And once you get some quote unquote “success,” that just takes you on a ride and you wake up 10 years later, and you’re like, “What happened to me?” It’s a phenomenon that I’ve seen happen to many people, and it can really screw you up if you’re not careful.
The more I think about it, the more The Roches embody the kind of weird, unpredictable sister/female relations that Holofcener explores in her acerbic, honest films. I love Catherine Keener/Nicole Holofcener tag team so much and I have high hopes for this film.