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Rated NR · 98 min. · 2011

Comedy


This ensemble film stars writer-director Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) as Sam, a 20-something writer who takes in an orphan boy named Rasheen who's been separated from his family. Radnor buries Rasheen's hard-luck story among throwaway storylines involving Sam's privileged, weak-minded friends who have predictable conversations about finding love, navigating commitment and how much better New York is than L.A. The suggestion that these matters are of equal importance to Rasheen's case is troubling, and the film is further muddied by the fact that Radnor doesn't seem aware of the uncomfortable juxtaposition.


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Director: Josh Radnor
Writer: Josh Radnor
Producer: Austin Stark, Jesse Hara, Chris Papavasiliou, Benji Kohn, Bingo Gubelmann and Peter Sterling
Cast: Kate Mara, Malin Akerman, Josh Radnor, Dana Barron, Richard Jenkins, Zoe Kazan, Tony Hale, Pablo Schreiber, Fay Wolf and Michael Algieri

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