HappyThankYouMorePlease

2011

HappyThankYouMorePlease

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Josh Radnor (CBS' Emmy-nominated How I Met Your Mother) wrote, directed and stars in happythankyoumoreplease, a sharp comedy centered on a group of 20-something New Yorkers struggling to figure out themselves, their lives and their loves. On his way to a meeting with a publisher, aspiring novelist Sam Wexler (Radnor) finds Rasheen, a young boy separated from his family on the subway. When the quiet Rasheen refuses to be left alone with social services, Sam learns the boy has already been placed in six previous foster homes and impulsively agrees to let the boy stay with him for a couple days. Dropped into Sam's chaotic, bachelor lifestyle, Rasheen is introduced to Sam's circle of friends; Annie (Malin Akerman) who has an unhealthy pattern of dating the wrong men, as well as an auto-immune disorder which has rendered her hairless, Mary-Catherine (Zoe Kazan) and Charlie (Pablo Schreiber) whose potential move to Los Angeles threatens their relationship, and Mississippi (Kate Mara), an aspiring singer/waitress who tests Sam's fear of commitment. When Sam's unexpected friendship with Rasheen develops, he realizes adulthood is not about waiting for the right answers to get the life you want, but simply stumbling ahead and figuring them out in the process. Featuring a brilliant young cast and music from breaking indie musicians, happythankyoumoreplease deftly captures the uncertainty and angst of what it is to be young, vulnerable, and desperate to find out who you are - or perhaps more importantly, who you want to be. -- (C) Hannover House

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Cast

Josh Radnor
as Sam Wexler
Zoe Kazan
as Mary Catherine
Tony Hale
as Sam #2
Bram Barouh
as Spencer
Dana Barron
as The Gynecologist
Sunah Bilsted
as Receptionist
Jimmy Lee Gary Jr.
as Police Officer
Richard Jenkins
as Paul Gertmanian
Mama Kohn
as Melissa
Laith Nakli
as MTA Worker
Katharine Powell
as Girl Leaving Apartment
Maryann Urbano
as Social Worker
Mary Ann Urbano
as Social Worker
Kate Mara
as Mississippi
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All Critics (52) | Top Critics (18)

  • Sam and Rasheen's icky pas de deux is coarsely shoehorned into a movie that juggles three tepid romantic mini-dramas.

    May 14, 2011 | Rating: 1/5
  • It's sluggish and trite and irrelevant in a way that suggests that the TV soundstage is a kind of hothouse that Radnor doesn't leave often enough.

    Mar 31, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] perky, if undistinguished, emulation of a mid-period Woody Allen relationship comedy...

    Mar 24, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ted Fry

    Seattle Times
    Top Critic
  • A case of when bad scripts happen to good actors. Given its similarities to a bygone sitcom, one might call it Friends without benefits.

    Mar 17, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There is a sweetness to Radnor's character and to his film. What there is not is a sense of urgency, of a desire to find out what happens next.

    Mar 16, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's an observant and heartfelt film, with turns of dialogue that show that writer-director Josh Radnor really can write.

    Mar 10, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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