- 1 hr 40 min
Happythankyoumoreplease is a feature film written, directed and starring How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor. He is joined by Malin Akerman, Kate Mara, Tony Hale, Zoe Kazan, Pablo Schreiber and Michael Algieri. The movie is about relationships, both romantic and platonic. It is also a coming of age film for 20-something-year-olds. The characters need to figure out how to love and be loved and how to embrace adulthood. Sam (Radnor) is a short-story writer trying to get a novel published. On his way to an interview, he sees a young man, Rasheen (Algieri), get separated from his foster parents on the subway. He makes a series of well-meaning but irresponsible choices, and the child ends up living with him in his New York City apartment. Complicating things is Sam’s interest in waitress/singer Mississippi (Mara), who does not approve of his actions regarding Rasheen. Her heart has been broken too many times by men who are not trustworthy, and she believes Sam has as good as kidnapped Rasheen. Sam’s best friend, Annie (Akerman), believes that Sam has good intentions but also has a problem with his irresponsible choices. She is a young woman battling alopecia, a hereditary disease that causes hair loss. Due to her condition, she is very unsure of herself and ends up with men that do not respect her. She finally meets a man who is good for her, also named Sam (Hale). However, he is older, straight-laced and plain looking, and she considers herself a free spirit. The film also centers on Sam’s sort-of cousin, Mary Catherine (Kazan), a lover of New York, and her relationship with her boyfriend, Charlie (Schreiber), who wants to move to Los Angeles for business. They are navigating the complications of a long-term relationship. The dialogue is sharp and intelligent, and the characters are easily identifiable. It won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.