Hello everyone and welcome to the new column here on filmsinopsis.ro, Independent Sunday! First of all I would like to mention that the films reviewed here will only be independent, low budget or classics. This column will only be written in English and will feature a description of the film, a few personal opinions, some lines from the films and, if possible, some appreciations from directors or big film magazines. For the first post, I chose happythankyoumoreplease, it’s an easy one, not much of a trouble.
D: Josh Radnor, Michael Algieri, Kate Mara,Malin Åkerman, Tony Hale, Zoe Kazan, Pablo Schreiber
R: Josh Radnor
Release: 20 January 2010 (Sundance Film Festival)
Durată: 100 Min
Gen: Comedy, Drama
Josh Radnor wrote, directed and starred in the Sundance Audience Award winner of 2010. Happythankyoumoreplease tells the story of six 20-something New Yorkers, along with their troubles, loves and arguments.
Sam (Josh Radnor) finds Rasheen (Michael Algieri), a little boy, on the subway whom seems to be lost from his family. He takes the boy home, buys him clothes and food and encourages him to keep drawing, as he has a lot of talent. Meanwhile, he meets Mississippi (Kate Mara), a young waitress/singer, for whom he falls immediately. He asks her to live with him for three days, as he doesn’t like one night stands, and just live in the moment. At the same time, Sam gets into trouble when police finds out about Rasheen staying with him. Annie (Malin Åkerman), Sam’s best friend, is a very optimistic Alopecia patient who tries to find the right man, but only bumps into “29-year-old 12-year-olds”. On the other hand, Mary-Catherine (Zoe Kazan), another of Sam’s friends, is in a very healthy relationship, loves and is loved, but when her boyfriend, Charlie (Pablo Schreiber), returns from LA everything changes.
Thumbs up for the soundtrack and the main story (which is Sam’s) but the thing with this film is like watching TV and commercials come up: the other two stories are just there to make you wish they weren’t. Cute stories, don’t get me wrong, but just expletive. Actually, the New York Post called this “[not] quite insipid, although if it were a little better, it could be”.
I recommend this film to all of you out there who are looking for a relaxing Sunday afternoon or maybe for a date. It’s an easily forgettable movie, but amusing though. In the next posts we will get into business with more serious and complex films. Meanwhile, enjoy!
Sam: I was fed, clothed, carpooled. Hardly Dickensian, y’know what I’m saying?
Sam: (repeated line) Fuck… don’t swear!