Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Josh Radnor
Production: Hannover House
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

(street traffic blaring)

(soft creaking)

(zipper zips)

(phone ringing)

(ringing continues)



- Oh my God, oh my God.

- (beeps)

Automated voice:

No one is available to take your call.

Please leave a message

after the tone.

- (beeps)

- Woman:
Sammy boy.

Big day today.

It's going to be great.

Will you call me after your meeting?

I need you to talk me down.

You're going to wear

the blue shirt, right?

Ugh, this happens to me

every time I host a party.

There's this moment beforehand

where I prepare myself to learn

that I'm not nearly as well-liked

as I thought I was.

Tuck tuck.

Don't forget to tuck.

Ugh, this is weird, Sam.

You've got to admit,

I'm having a weird party.

Okay, why am I still talking?

You're probably gone by now.

- (beeps)

- Oh look, you're calling me.

- Hello?

- This is bad.

- What? What happened?

- I overslept.

Sam, the meeting's not till 10:00.

You'll be fine.

Oh, I fear success.

Why do I fear success?

What are you talking about?

I went out last night trying to

f*ck up my life and it worked.

Wait, before we get to you,

can you come early tonight?

I'm convinced no one's

going to show.

You're wrong,

but I'll get there early.

- When?

- First thing.

Oh, I fucked this up bad.

- I'm so fucked.

- Sam, breathe for me.

- Take deep breaths.

- Whew.


Now listen to me.

It's going to go amazing.

Because you know why?

- Why?

- Because it has to.

You're the voice of our generation.

- That's a lot of pressure.

- Sorry.

Okay, I'll see you tonight.

(folk rock music playing)

#Do I believe in this #

#Or is this the only way

to get around in my life? #

#Do I deserve this? #

#No, you deserve

much better #

#In your life #

#In your life #

#Thinking of you,

thinking of you #

#So what can I do

when I'm thinking of you? #

#Do I believe in this #

#Or is this the only way

to get around in my life? #

#Do I deserve this? #

#No no, you deserve

much better in your life #

#In your life #

#Thinking of you,

thinking of you #

#So what can I do

when I'm thinking of you? #

#Thinking of you? #


I said stop.

Stopping 14th Street.

Next stop 23rd.

Stand clear of the closing doors.


It's okay.

We'll just, um...

it'll be okay.

Uh, hey.

This... this kid got separated

from his mom on the train.

- So?

- So? I gotta... what do I do?

Well, take him to the police station...

21st and Third.

Thanks. Come on.

Let's go. Let's go.

(police sirens wailing)

Hey, what are you doing?

They're going to help you.

I gotta leave you here, dude.

I don't know what else to do with you.


Don't swear.

Do you know your address?

Come on, dude, help me out.

I am so late.

What's your name?

My name's Sam.

Look, I... I know it's not good

to talk to strangers,

but I'm clearly a good citizen

or something.

I'm trying to help you.

Subway's two blocks that way.

Good luck.

- (elevator dings)

- (phone rings)



Hi. I am ridiculously late

for my meeting

with Paul Gertmanian.

- Your name?

- Sam Wexler.

Just take a seat.

- (phone rings)

- Smith-Crowley.

Hey, um, when I go in there,

would you mind

keeping an eye on him?

What's his name?

Ask him.

He likes to chat.

Susan speaks

very highly of you.

She told me, "The one thing

about Sam is he's always on time

for an important meeting."



No, this is... this is tightly paced.

It's funny.

Engaging characters

that sound like real people.


But... how to put this?

Your protagonist Alan...

- Alex.

- Right.

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Josh Radnor

Joshua Radnor is an American actor, filmmaker and musician. He is best known for portraying Ted Mosby on the popular Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He made his writing and directorial debut with the 2010 comedy drama film Happythankyoumoreplease, for which he won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. In 2012, he wrote, directed and starred in his second film, Liberal Arts, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, Radnor portrayed Isaac in the Broadway play Disgraced, which earned a Tony Award for Best Play nomination. He then starred as Dr. Jedediah Foster on the PBS American Civil War drama series Mercy Street and as Lou Mazzuchelli in the musical series Rise. more…

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