“Happythankyoumoreplease” tells a few tales of twenty- and thirty-somethings in New York City, feeling their ways around life, but primarily focusing on their relationships. The characters are not gorgeous (a few of them are actually kind of “hard” on the eyes actually), but they grapple with issues that are very real and I found myself caring about them and how things would turn out.
One of the stories involves an adorable little black boy who is left behind on the subway, and a 29-year old struggling writer makes it his job to figure out this boy’s fate, housing him illegally and finding himself in a mess that he can’t figure out how to get out of. The little boy will win over your heart (or you don’t have one).
There’s a couple who are having an L.A./N.Y.C. struggle. Great weather/top down on the PCH/career opportunity versus the “culture” of the Big Apple. Don’t ask me which one I would choose — my readers know the answer to that already, right?
“More please” is a beautifully described concept where if you are experiencing something that gives you pleasure, you just need to ask for “more please” and your good fortune will continue.
Overall the movie is a bit slow. The cast is primarily made up of relatively unknown actors playing struggling artistic types, and most of them need shaves/haircuts/braces/teeth whitening, but I recommend it anyway. The characters are charming in their own ways and you will care what happens to them. You won’t want to be any of them, but watching them figure things out is worthwhile.
I give it three thumbs up out of five.