Monday, January 17, 2011

Happythankyoumoreplease Review

Happythankyoumoreplease, hell of a title right? The movie itself is as equally interesting. Jason Radnor, (How I Met Your Mother) wrote and directed this film about a struggling writer who befriends a small boy who gets separated from his family while riding on the subway.

After every attempt to get the the child back to his family fails, Sam (Radnor) decides to take care of the boy himself and insert the kid into his already jumbled life that includes a girl he meets at a bar, his best friend who is dealing with alopecia and his cousin who becomes pregnant.

As Sam tries to make sense of his own life he adds to that the responsibility of caring for the boy while trying to understand and help the boy along the way. Ironically in a way the boy helps Sam deal with his own life making him come to terms with the fact that he needs to make certain changes in his own life in order to move forward.

The people in Sam's life each with there own storyline and situations to deal with all try and play a conscious to Sam if you will, but this is one of those situations that he ends up learning the hard way. The movie is heart-felt, funny, witty and intelligent and for the first time writer and director, who also stars in the film as well, he did a pretty good job pulling that altogether. After seeing Radnor play the character of Ted Mosby on HIMYM, he displayed the same charm and dry cleverness that made that show a success and will do the same for this movie once the Sundance hit catches on.

4 out of 5 stars

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