HappyThankYouMorePlease (2010) – By Brian Morton

Hipster movies really aren’t my forte. So, when HappyThankYouMorePlease dropped into my inbox, I have to admit to being less than excited. After all, the tale of a young writer in New York doing anything, doesn’t really speak to me. But, I have to admit, I was wrong about this movie, there was a lot more heart here than I thought there would be…and I actually enjoyed it.

Josh Radnor plays Sam, a writer who’s on the cusp of becoming a ‘real writer’ and not just a freelancer. When Sam is on the subway one day he sees a young boy who gets separated from his family and tries to help him, only to discover that the boy is a foster child and really wants to find his really family again. Sam feels duty bound to help the kid…and that’s where the problems begin.

With this as the centerpiece of the drama, there’s also the tale of Mary Catharine and Ira, one of whom wants to stay in New York while the other wants to move to L.A.. And there’s Annie, who suffers from Alopecia, a disorder that causes her to be bald, Annie puts on a brave front but is really a bit timid when it comes to truly trusting someone.

The entire movie is about people on the brink of being ‘grown ups’, and it’s actually pretty well done. There is tons of this type of movie and usually they leave me feeling a bit unmoved, but HappyThankYouMorePlease gave me just enough in the end that I was happy to see these people move forward and felt like I was invested in all of them!

I’m giving HappyThankYouMorePlease 3 out of 4 cigars, it’s not perfect but it’s a nice little feel good movie that will actually make you feel good in the end. Get in a better mood yourself by heading over to http://www.anchorbayent.com.