Tuesday, March 1, 2011

HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE in Theaters March 4 / How I Met Your City, The Real One (New York Times)

Please hit the theatres and support this lovely indie film - and WINNER of the Sundance Audience Award! - produced by my good friend Jesse Hara and his company Tom Sawyer Entertainment. It was one of my favorite scripts and I still wish the company I was working for had been smart enough to get involved when they had the chance!
Josh Radnor (CBS' Emmy-nominated "How I Met Your Mother") wrote, directed and stars in HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE, a sharp comedy centered on a group of 20-something New Yorkers struggling to figure out themselves, their lives and their love.
There's also a great write-up in the New York Times, with a quote from the aforementioned Jesse Hara! (This is particularly exciting since I can now say I'm only once-removed from the NYT - which to me, is a big deal. Huge. And of course, this IS about me, right?)
And though New York may be the backdrop for HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE the title was inspired by Los Angeles. Mr. Radnor came up with it after hearing secondhand about the preachings of a “self-helpish teacher-slash-L.A. guy my friend used to go listen to in the valley,” he said. “He talked about your communication with the universe. He said that when you’re feeling something wonderful, being grateful is not enough. You have to say, ‘More, please.’"

“I never thought the title would stick,” he added. “But the first thing I heard from some people was that they loved it. There’s a positive charge around those words.
Read the rest of the New York Times article here.
Please check out the film's website here, and find theater and show time info here.

1 comment:

Michael R. Miller said...

saw it at sundance. it's great! everyone should get out and see it.