Josh Radnor knows a lot about quirky 20-something friends in New York City. After all, he does play one on “How I Met Your Mother.” Radnor decided to use that successful theme again when he wrote and directed “Happythankyoumoreplease.”
The film tells the story of Sam (Radnor), a struggling writer who is close to turning 30 and is dealing with his fear of commitment. One day while on the subway, Sam meets a boy named Rasheen (Michael Algieri) who lost his family. Sam takes him back to his apartment and strikes up a friendship with Rasheen, one which I’m sure helps him with his fear of commitment. Sam also meets waitress/cabaret singer Mississippi (Kate Mara) and starts to have feelings for her.
The movie also revolves around Sam’s friends, such as Annie (Malin Ackerman), a woman who has an auto-immune disorder that leaves her hairless. Annie also continually dates the wrong guys and has problems with commitment as well. Sam’s other friends, Mary Catherine (Zoe Kazan) and Charlie (Pablo Schreiber), are considering a move to Los Angeles, and their decision is testing their relationship.
“Happythankyoumoreplease” has won a handful of audience awards at film festivals, including at Sundance. I’m going to have faith in my fellow moviegoers and take this to mean “Happythankyoumoreplease” is worth seeing.
Check out “Happythankyoumoreplease” in theaters on March 4.
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