Its strange title isn't the only reason why people have been buzzing about happythankyoumoreplease. Josh Radnor's (How I Met Your Mother) directorial debut is extremely accessible and relatable with its cute, hip New York vibe and believable, well-written dialogue that doesn't force out stupid MySpace/Twitter/Facebook jokes in order to remind young audiences of how relevant it is. The premise, which follows three New York couples trying to navigate their way through professional and personal entanglements, isn't very fresh or unique (Woody Allen and Eddie Burns have driven down these roads plenty of times before), but the sharp-witted script -- combined with a watch-out-for-this-guy performance from Radnor himself -- will easily win over young, contemporary audiences desperately seeking a little more down-to-earth from their romantic dramedies.
While on his way to an important meeting with a publisher, Sam, an aspiring novelist (and serial one-night-stander), notices a young boy get separated from his family on the subway. But when Sam tries to help the boy by bringing him to the police station, the kid cautiously refuses, and instead decides to follow Sam to his meeting, to his apartment, to pick up a girl (Kate Mara) and to a friend's party -- eventually creating a situation where neither Sam nor the boy want to leave each other's side. Meanwhile, Sam's friend (they call each other "cousins" because their families are close) Mary (Zoe Kazan) and her boyfriend Charlie are at odds over a potential move to Los Angeles for his newfound business opportunity -- a riff that grows even wider when Mary thinks she might be pregnant. Finally, both Sam and Mary are friends with Annie (Malin Akerman), a sweet hippie-ish ex-party chick with a rare form of cancer who's trying to decide between the crazy, edgy ex-boyfriend and the quirky gentlemanly co-worker (Tony Hale in a surprisingly understated and genuine performance).