The "How I Met Your Mother" Redemption Tour is in full effect at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Jason Segel has received the best reviews of his career for his gimmick-free performance as David Foster Wallace in "The End of The Tour."
Cobie Smulders is proving her mettle as a leading lady in "Unexpected."
And Josh Radnor is nowhere to be seen with a follow-up to "Liberal Arts."
[Sorry. Easy punchline. I actually thought "Happythankyoumoreplease" was a perfectly respectable sign of Radnor's potential as a writer-director.]
Meanwhile, Neil Patrick Harris has been too busy winning Tonys and preparing to host the Oscars to be in anything Sundance-y this year, while Alyson Hannigan remains chronically underused.
Smulders also stars in "Results," which premieres at Sundance on Tuesday, but at least her Festival got off to a solid start with "Unexpected."
Directed by Kris Swanberg, who co-wrote with Megan Mercier, "Unexpected" is a very slight movie, almost absurdly short on incident even with a running time of under 90 minutes, but it's also sweet and funny, giving a female-centric take on pregnancy through two very different perspectives.
Oh and give "Unexpected" bonus points for bringing Elizabeth McGovern back to the genre of Chicago-set dramedies about women having babies.
[More after the break...]