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Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)

Josh Radnor , Kate Mara , Josh Radnor  |  R |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Josh Radnor, Kate Mara, Malin Akerman, Pablo Schreiber
  • Directors: Josh Radnor
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: ANCHOR BAY
  • DVD Release Date: June 21, 2011
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,781 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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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.

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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Critics are wrong. This is a very good movie. June 25, 2011
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I'm not going to summarize the story. Plenty of that already out there. My thoughts about the movie are that if you like movies that focus on the characters and their relationships rather than a linear story, this movie is a rare treat. Extremely well thought out. Bad title almost kept me away. Glad I took a chance. I thought it was fantastic in all areas. Interesting relationships with likable people, many life lessons mostly well presented, good production value, score was beautiful, smart character studies, perfectly understated delivery by the actors. Found myself pausing to think about what was presenting at the moment. Clearly the best of the current bunch playing.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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I think that it's become my mantra--"quirk is the curse of independent cinema." In an effort to be cutesy and/or clever, films have been systematically stripping away genuine warmth and humor by presenting character types and sitcom contrivances instead of mining what is really funny in our everyday foibles. It becomes a fine balancing act, then, because a good quirky film can be both hysterical and touch your heartstrings. However, one that goes over the top can be painfully unreal and hard to sit through. And, in my opinion, there is very little middle ground. Josh Radnor's (How I Met Your Mother) debut feature "HappyThankYouMorePlease" cues you in right away with its title to its eccentric feel good nature. But after a pretty painful beginning and one incredibly off-putting storyline, Radnor's film overcomes its cliches with a likable cast selling even its most awkward moments.

Radnor, who also wrote and directed the film, stars as a typical commitment-phobic man/child. A New York writer (who supports himself with absolutely no discernable source of income), Radnor engages in an appropriately zany new romance with a very appealing Kate Mara. In addition, he encounters a little boy on the subway that seems to have nowhere to go. While I won't divulge much here, what Radnor does with the boy is so outrageously improbable and illogical--it strains every notion of suspension of disbelief. As a central plot line, you have to give up all reason and just go with it. But it seriously almost completely derails the entire film. Much better are the other two story lines--co-workers Malin Akerman and Tony Hale beginning an unlikely romance and couple Zoe Kazan and Pablo Schreiber entering a new dimension of their life together.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Sam Wexler is a lonely, struggling writer living in Manhattan. While rushing to make it on time to an interview with a publisher, he rescues a cute orphan boy, Rasheen, who is lost on the subway. The interview is ruined. To complicate matters, Rasheen won't allow Sam to take him to the police. Sam falls in love with Mississippi, a gorgeous waitress who is a struggling singer. Sam's best friend, Annie, has low self esteem because of an autoimmune deficiency that has left her bald; she is attracted to losers like a magnet but has been deflecting the advances of a successful, kind-hearted lawyer, Sam 2, who works in her company. Sam's other friends, Mary-Catherine and Charlie, who live together, are afraid of taking their relationship one step further to the marriage altar.

An evangelist once taught me that Christians should have an attitude of gratitude. In other words, we should always be thankful for what we have been given. When Annie once stepped into a cab, the Indian driver told her she had the potential to be very happy if she always said "Thank you" and followed it with "More please." Charlie once told Mary-Catherine that LA was a blank canvas that reflects one's attitudes. If you believe you're going to love LA, then you'll see it as the best city in the world. From watching "HappyThankYouMorePlease," I've learned that, in order to achieve success, love, happiness, and all the other good things in life, one must believe in oneself and have a positive attitude that one will obtain them. This is a spiritual concept that is prevalent in most religions.

"HappyThankYouMorePlease" is a sweet, quirky, uplifting film that is fun to watch. It will encourage the lovelorn not to lose hope in finding someone special and eventually having a family.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
"What if you don't know whats best for you?" After struggling writer Sam Wexler (Radnor) takes in a small child who is left behind on a subway he begins on a course that will change his life. Stuck in a posisition of what's more important between the kid, his book or love life, Sam is left trying to find out who he is. This is the type of movie that I have talked about before, a movie that because of no CGI and small budget gets forgot about by the studios and does not get the advertising it deserves. This is one of the best movies of the year, and will continue to be one of the least scene. Very dissapointing considering more people have seen and will continue to see movies like "Drive Angry". Taking away the fact that Radnor both wrote and directed this, Malin Akerman is a huge surprise in this one. Much like Milla Jovovich in "Stone" she is the definate break out acting star in this one. In a drastic change from her usual choice she far and away steals the movie and proves that she is a joy to watch even with her clothes on. Besides Akerman, the acting all around is excellent, but the fact that the budget is under $100,000 and no comic book hero or a car that becomes a robot this will not be seen by the audience that it deserves. This is the type of movie there needs to be more of, but because of greed the studios refuse to take a chance on interesting movies like this one in favor of the next comic book hero, or the next sequel that doesn't seem necessary. Overall easily one of the top ten best movies of the year so far. I give it an A.

Would I watch it again? - Yes, I would.

*Also try - Garden State & Jolene
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this one.
This was a good movie, though perhaps not a great one. I really enjoyed it. It is pretty lighthearted but meaningful. Good performances by all the actors.
Published 10 days ago by Lisa Jewell Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Underrated!
Josh Radnor's first solo film project in which he writes, stars, and directs. Very good movie with a wonderful score setting the stage for three stories centered around individuals... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Shoey
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect bite
It was everything I wanted; the perfect bite. I'm now loving Josh Radnor for new reasons. Absolutely a new favorite!
Published 1 month ago by tanisha fanney
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie with heart!
My husband and I loved this movie -- there are all kinds of heartfelt lessons in this very enjoyable movie! Well done and worth the money and time to enjoy it!
Published 3 months ago by Vicki A. Mills
4.0 out of 5 stars once again sweet romantic comedy
There is a little suspended reality here especially with the main character and the kid.If you can look over that and want a sweet positive gen mil romantic comedy where... Read more
Published 3 months ago by azulchica
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie!
I love this movie! We really enjoy it, and very few movies seem as lighthearted and delightful! I would buy it again, and recommend it to anyone who enjoys romantic comedies!
Published 3 months ago by Happy Shopper
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute, feel-good movie!
Cute, feel-good movie! Interesting storyline and touching moments. Offers insight into the dynamics of relationships, particularly unexpected friendships. We definitely recommend!
Published 3 months ago by Linda Baker
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the dialogue
Refreshing to see interesting dialogue between characters. They were less into all the superficial special effects of today's movies and more into actual content. Great movie!
Published 3 months ago by ANN HOGAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, Heartfelt, and Lovely
Josh Radnor has done something exceptional with the film happythankyoumoreplease. This is a thoughtful indie comedy/drama that does exactly what it's supposed to and more. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Richard Crisp
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie-great spirit
I did not think I would like this movie, but once I watched it, it really touched my heart. I knew Josh Radnor from his TV series, but did not think he could pull this off, but he... Read more
Published 3 months ago by N. Henley
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