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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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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Bram Barouh ...
Spencer
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The Gynecologist
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Paul Gertmanian
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Marna Kohn ...
Melissa
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Girl Leaving Apartment
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Maria Elena Ramirez ...
Jill
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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) (6 March 2011)

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$215,576 (USA) (24 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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Mississippi: I realized the problem. You write short stories... and I think you like living short stories, but I'm kinda ready for the novel.
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Referenced in Maltin on Movies: The Adjustment Bureau (2011) See more »

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My Friend and the Ink On His Fingers
Written by Adam Olenius
Performed by Shout Out Louds
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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holy cow this is awful
2 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this stunningly empty piece of vanity celluloid from Josh Radnor, one of the How I Met Your Mother guys. I guess he had so much money on his hands that he thought he might as well follow his ambition to be a filmmaker. I can only hope he got it out of his system.

I keep imagining Radnor watching Garden State, thinking, "I can do that!"

No, apparently you can't.

Y'know, I chuckle when people on IMDb use superlatives to describe every pedestrian film that comes down the pike, but this is one time it may indeed be appropriate. Happythankyoumoreplease may be the worst movie I've ever seen. It is scary bad. It is offensively bad. It is a lot of young beautiful people trying to act as though their lives have meaning and import, but not one of them has experienced a genuine challenge yet in life. Neither as characters, nor, judging from the insufferable pettiness of the performances, as actual human beings. I don't wish evil or hardship to befall them, except to say, it would make them far more believable and substantive as artists.

I'm just sorry Pablo Schreiber and Kate Mara got mixed up in this mess.


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