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Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)

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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.

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Sam #2
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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. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Go get yourself loved.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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3 March 2011 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Erotevmenoi sti Nea Yorki  »

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$35,063 (USA) (4 March 2011)

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$215,576 (USA) (22 April 2011)
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The filmmaker Mary is talking about is obviously Woody Allen, who makes a film a year and is married to his former girlfriend's adopted daughter. See more »

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During certain scenes, Malin Akerman's hair is visible from under her head wrap. See more »

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Mary Catherine: I always thought of that as the moment you came into focus... like, "Oh, there you are."
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.7 (2011) See more »

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Arms Like Boulders
Written by Adam Granofsky
Performed by The War on Drugs (as War On Drugs)
Courtesy of Secretly Canadian
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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More of This, Please.
30 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There seems to be a new kind of dramedy-type storytelling, and we liked what we saw in HappyThankYouMorePlease. Write off asking yourself why some of the characters did what they did; if you burden yourself with trying to understand their logic as the stories unfold, you may get too frustrated with one or more characters. Just embrace the film, as the characters will eventually answer the questions you've been asking.

At first I was a little confused with the way the stories were intertwined, but by allowing them to unfold, I truly began to empathize with almost everyone in the film. I understand that it's a "coming-of-age" flick. But the way the characters portrayed themselves and interacted with each other, I grew to enjoy everyone. And don't be gun-shy about another COA flick (even as they are being so played out, it seems).

The difference to me, was how the characters acted towards each other. There seemed to be a decent bit of ad-libbing that helps bring down the guard of a skeptical viewer. There were good friends that seemed like they were long-time friends who happened to get together to make this film. I found myself rooting for each main character. The photography was nice, the writing and acting were special. Direction was very sensitive to people who are complicated in their goals of streamlining their lives. I empathized with them as they had to confront their adversities (or, themselves). The deduction I gave was for feeling a bit confused during the first part of the film. By its end, I was very satisfied.


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