Finally, a heartwarming movie. Couple movies I picked this several days have been out of expectation. I may have expected too much. But this movie I had no clue. One thing I know is Josh Radnor, known for a romantic big hearted guy from the famous serial How I Met Your Mother, directed, written and played the lead character on this movie. He still is feels like Ted this movie, but shows more fragility.
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. (imdb.com)
This is not that highly praise hollywood movie, more of a heartwarming simple movie that could keep you on track in life. Though it has nothing that could make you jumped for amazement. But I have to say this; it has a lot of heart, it gave input for self-improvement. I personally recommend this for someone who's looking for a serious relationship.
All characters shows deep heart about the perception of life. Malin Åkerman as Annie has the best impression because she shows a girl who fails to try keep it all together. While Josh Radnor successfully again portray a romantic and spontaneous guy and the touching story about his bond with a lost child that needs care. Charlie and Mary-Catharine shows a young couple that often debates about their future ahead. But for me, the couple shows a healthy relationship for their honesty in what they want.
As for the message I get, more generally about take the leap in relationship. As someone who have been in failure at relationships we often afraid to look ahead, take a step and deal with what life give us. Once again fear sometimes take control, we look away while we should just be open. Stop expecting things to be in what we want to be. Just see things as they are, not jumped for any higher expectation and not also underestimate in what someone has. Last thing, sometimes being spontaneous not always looked foolish. In some cases, it shows someone's romantic purpose and commitment.
Other than the characters and the deep message behind, I also loved the cool soundtracks.
The film was selected for the Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered on January 22, 2010. It won the audience award for favorite U.S. drama. (wikipedia)