Written and directed by Josh Radnor, who you probably know as Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother, this movie feels like a really long episode of the show, except missing the great writing and supporting cast, which might be a little mean to say (about his writing), but is how I felt.
Which isn’t to say it’s a bad movie. Just something to save for DVD, y’know? All the best lines (“I made a New Year’s resolution not to be such a whore.”/”Yeah? How’s that going for you?”) are in the trailer anyway.
Radnor’s character, Sam Wexler, is an aspiring novelist described by some in the film as “the voice of our generation.” I gotta say: when you write a film, and you’re starring in it, and you cast yourself as a character who is “the voice of our generation” in a film you wrote, it’s just a tad – just, like, a smidgen – pretentious. Just a bit. You know?