Happythankyoumoreplease, a Manhattan romcom starring, written, and directed by Josh Radnor (Ted on How I Met Your Mother), is a case of when bad scripts happen to good actors. Given its similarities to a bygone sitcom, one might call it Friends without benefits.
The film shares much in common with Radnor's character, Sam, a gifted short-story writer who has yet to master long form. While individual scenes are appealing, the movie does not cohere.
Its three central characters are at that awkward age: too old for casual relations and not ready to commit.
Sam is a writer circulating the manuscript of his first novel, The Other Great Thing About Vinyl, and strictly a one-night-stand kind of guy. His friend Mary Catherine (Zoe Kazan) has a boyfriend who wants to move to L.A. His best friend, Annie (Malin Akerman), isn't over her ex.