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Go Get Yourself Loved
Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, and the keenly challenging specter of adulthood. Sam Wexler is a struggling writer who's having a particularly bad day. When a young boy gets separated from his family on the subway, Sam makes the questionable decision to bring the child back to his apartment and thus begins a rewarding, yet complicated, friendship. Sam's life revolves around his friends-Annie, whose self-image keeps her from commitment; Charlie and Mary Catherine, a couple whose possible move to Los Angeles tests their relationship; and Mississippi, a cabaret singer who catches Sam's eye.
Is HappyThankYouMorePlease a great movie? A perfect movie? A five star movie? By all accounts, no. By the sum of its parts it's messy, uneven, maybe a bit contrived and cloying.
But I love it dearly. I frequently find myself thinking about it. I revisit it more than I do most movies. And I think the reason is that, for all its rough edges, HappyThankYouMorePlease is a purely sweet, uncynical film. It's a movie that unashamedly wears its heart on its sleeve and tells you to believe in love, and a chance for happiness. And it does so in a sincere and kind way, unlike most of the manufactured romantic comedies of the early 21st century (e.g. Katherine Heigl films).…
Josh Radnor's HappyThankYouMorePlease is another one of those films that does the several interconnected stories thing. There's no shortage of those in the world, some are good, some are okay, and some are awful. This one fits snuggly into the okay range. It's perfectly likable, but doesn't really do anything that stands out and elevates it to a really good film. I'm glad I saw it, but if I hadn't it wouldn't be a big deal.
Ron's recommendation: It's worth seeing once.
Josh Radnor's directorial debut Happythankyoumoreplease is not as good as his second venture Liberal Arts but it's still a highly entertaining feel good film.
Radnor directs, writes, and stars in a small and a plot less film (in sorts).
Radnor plays a writer who is on the subway hurrying to an interview when he meets a kid name Rashean (Michael Algieri) who has been separated from what's thought to be his family. Radnor as Sam Wexler assumes responsibility automatically after a few attempts to separate from Rashean.
Overall I personally love both of Josh Radnor's films and I can only hope he grows and continues to make feel good film like his first two.
Happythankyoumoreplease... What kind of name is that?
Josh Radnor's debut flick is certainly not as good as the follow up "Liberal Arts", but it's a pretty good movie nonetheless. It is consisted of several stories about love or what it means to be loved. I really like the quirkiness and awkwardness of the story with Josh Radnor and the kid. It's really sweet. The other stories were okay, but the characters weren't as funny or interesting as the main story. I can't wait to see what next Josh Radnor has in store. I really like his style and quirkiness. He's sorta like the poor man's Wes Anderson.
Josh Radnor's written and directorial debut from 2010, I watched his 2nd film Liberal Arts last year from 2012 and I thought that film was generally well made. Happythankyoumoreplease is quite simple with a likeable story, however there isn't a great deal that stands out in the film, it's okay. Josh Radnor has laid down some pretty good foundations in both films and has the potential to made some great films in the future in my opinion. I'll look forward to seeing what he does next.
One can easily catch on the style of Josh Radnor by seeing his work. He’s quirky, he’s character-oriented, he’s comedic and heartfelt. Happythankyoumoreplease is exactly that. This indie dramedy project doesn’t fail in charming its audience – whether that be through its appealing soundtrack, a few thought-provoking lines, or the promise that is Josh Radnor.
If you’re looking for something grand and mind-blowing to watch, I wouldn’t exactly recommend this movie. But if you’re open to something good and interesting (endearing too perhaps), put this on your list.
In Josh Radnor's directorial debut, "HappyThankYouMorePlease" is a subtle drama about a writer taking in a young, African American boy left on the subway. The film never quite digs as deep as we hope, floundering with three love stories, when it should stick to one, yet it delivers Radnor in a new role, hopefully opening up roles outside of "How I Met Your Mother", even if the persona of Ted Moseby is engrained in his image. Kate Mara is stunning, as the high point of the film, begging the question of why her career hasn't entirely taken off yet. Zoe Kazan also delivers an endearing performance. Radnor's writing and directing may not have reached its peak with this film, but it screams independent film in the best of ways, hitting its mark without slapping us with romanticism.
A Josh Radnor se le ve un tipo simpatiquísimo y adorable, pero vaya cosa aséptica y aburrida le salió aquí.
"It's a party.....you can have 10 cookies."
"Who says Santa's pants have to be red?!"
This film really had some good parts, but the slow pace made it drag for me.
Hacía tiempo que no veía una película en la que me implicara menos en las circunstancias de sus personajes. Éstos transitan por la historia con una expresión anodina sin conseguir emocionarme, ni captar mi interés. La estructura,que va simultaneando tres historias, y unos guiones que, a priori, no parecen desacertados, acaban siendo un ejercicio de dirección de manual sin garra alguna.
Josh Radnor makes good use of his HIMYM fame by transitioning into films. He's like a more generic, less divisive Zach Braff in some ways. Liberal Arts and Happythankyoumoreplease both feature quirk ridden reflections of late twenty to early thirties life, Happythankyoumoreplease focusing around six interwoven stories, provides a larger scope than the binary study of Liberal Arts yet little oomph in what it has to say. Especially in regards to 'generational moment'. There is something for how it's said, which at times positively bubbled along.
As someone who is easily charmed by the Mara family and also by Kazan, the quirks aren't as bothersome as they could have been. That said, Kazan & P Schreiber storyline is wafer thin with…
Who knew Ted Moseby could write/direct a movie in addition to being an architect? Anyway...there's honestly not that much to say about Happythankyoumoreplease (what a title). It's mostly just a typical little indie comedy with no real surprises or brilliant strokes of filmmaking, yet it's still perfectly watchable. The film is made up of three different storylines connected by the fact that a few of the characters somehow know each other, and two of those stories have a fair amount of charm. It's interesting to see Josh Radnor more mellow and subdued from his How I Met Your Mother character, and his acting is fine, as is the case for the rest of the cast. But that's a perfect way to describe the film as a whole: fine. Nothing more, nothing less.
Not quite Zach Braff-level masturbatory indie, but it comes (heh) close.
It's charming and the characters are mostly likable. It's hard to have an all-white cast of people in New York with their own separate apartments, who are "struggling" but have plenty of time to get themselves in hijinks come across as anything but pretentious and disingenuous.
You can tell Josh Radnor just used his favorite songs whether they fit the scene or not. The writing (like red on rudolph) is a little on the nose.
And yet... I liked it. It's mostly the Tony Hale- Malin Akerman subplot that does it for me, but this movie is probably worth your time. There are certainly worse indies out there and I'd rather see 50 of these than a bloated comic book sequel.
I really can't believe that I would dislike this more than Liberal Arts, but I do. This movie is terrible and I could write so much about how bad it is but I prefer to go to sleep and don't waste any more minute about this movie.
A list of films I want to watch at some point. Always evolving. In no particular order.