This is a little bit more than the basic 'How I met your mother' movie. The basic set up has soon to be divorced Will, explaining the story of how he met his 10 year old daughter, Maya's, mother. The start of Will's tale is from just before his big life jump off point just after college, where he moved to NYC to work on the 92 Clinton campaign.
The story moves along using the big relationship points of Will's 3 biggest girl friend relationships. Starting with his college sweetheart, Emily, to his coworker April and intellectual partner Summer. But to keep Maya guessing, all the names are changed and she has to keep guessing as to how it all happened.
Maya works as part narrator, part character to keep the story moving with interjections and running commentary. The other women here keep things moving when Will gets bogged down as each one drops out and pops back up at several points in his life. Once Maya finally discovers who her mother is in the story, it takes a fast paced turn back to the state of Will's current love life. Will and Maya then go try and find the one woman from his past who they both think will make him, in the end, happy again.
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