They Came Together is the new anti-romantic comedy movie starring Paul Rudd (Anchorman), Amy Poehler (Parks & Rec) and Max Greenfield (New Girl). This is not your usual romantic comedy, but rather a complete mockery of rom-coms. This film is due to come out in September later this year and here's the review.
"When Joel and Molly meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through." This synopsis doesn't quite explain the type of comedy this is. While watching this movie, I couldn't help but noticing the influences of movies such as The Naked Gun and Airplane. The slap-stick humor is one of my all time favorites and goes down very well in this movie. Its a short movie running in at 83 minutes. So far the reviews are decent, from the little amount of people that saw it. with a modest rating of 6.0 on IMdB (1,500 votes - not many) and a metascore of 60 this film doesn't boast amazing reviews as of yet.
The cast is one of the best casts I've seen in a long time. Paul Rudd is probably my favorite comedic actor while Amy Poehler is probably my favorite comedic actress. They both play dumb so well that it makes these actors more lovable than they already are. The film has tons of one-liners along with hilarious sketches that will be sure to have your face sore from laughing so much. The supporting cast is just as good, with minor roles for the likes of Max Greenfield, which is nice to see outside new girl and the small role for Bill Hader all combine for amazing comedy. Cobie Smulders is another familiar face I enjoyed seeing as I loved HIMYM, she played her crazy-ex character brilliantly.
I've only saw this film and I already would watch it again. It has an indie atmosphere to it that goes well with the slapstick humor which is new to me to see in a film. Director, David Wain is no stranger to comedy, as he directed the decent comedy Wanderlust and the hilarious Role Models. Both featuring Paul Rudd. Why change a winning formula?
Although I know this movie won't make the money that 22 Jump Street or any of those comedy movies make, I know whoever does see this movie, will love it. Its for a certain audience, and that certain audience will know exactly what this movie is about.
This movie is released on the 19th of September in the U.K. Make sure you see it when it releases if you want a easy-going, well written spoof comedy about how silly rom-coms are today.
+ Hilarious Cast
-Too sarcastic at times