One of the big winners at last year’s Sundance Film Festival was a movie written, directed, and starring Josh Radnor. Yes, as in Ted from the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” Don’t be surprised by his talented turn. If Jason Segel can play with Muppets, and Neil Patrick Harris can hang with Smurfs, there’s no reason why Radnor can’t get creative in his spare time. The first trailer for his film Happythankyoumoreplease has been released on Apple, and it’s sweet, endearing, funny, real, and ready for you to watch below…
The movie has a cute, indie flair to it, which makes it look enjoyable. The story seems to be heavily based on various relationships whether platonic, sexual, or paternal. It’s like a light character study wrapped in humor and sometimes poignant dialogue. We’re not sure how everything plays out but we’re already a fan of the friendship that develops between Radnor’s character and the young boy.
On his way to a meeting with a publisher, aspiring novelist Sam Wexler (Radnor) finds Rasheen, a young boy separated from his family on the subway. When the quiet Rasheen refuses to be left alone with social services, Sam learns the boy has already been placed in six previous foster homes and impulsively agrees to let the boy stay with him for a couple days. Dropped into Sam’s chaotic, bachelor lifestyle, Rasheen is introduced to Sam’s circle of friends.
Annie (Malin Akerman) who has an unhealthy pattern of dating the wrong men, as well as an auto-immune disorder which has rendered her hairless, Mary-Catherine (Zoe Kazan) and Charlie (Pablo Schreiber) whose potential move to Los Angeles threatens their relationship, and Mississippi (Kate Mara), an aspiring singer/waitress who tests Sam’s fear of commitment. When Sam’s unexpected friendship with Rasheen develops, he realizes adulthood is not about waiting for the right answers to get the life you want, but simply stumbling ahead and figuring them out in the process.
Happythankyoumoreplease will open in theaters on March 4, 2011.
What do you think of the first trailer? Are you interested in seeing the film?