They Came Together
They Came Together (2014)

When Joel (Paul Rudd) and Molly (Amy Poehler) meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex (Cobie Smulders). But amazingly, they… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 2, 2014
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70%
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39%



Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: They Came Together is surprisingly messy and perhaps too smart for its own good, but Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd's chemistry is enough to overcome many of the movie's flaws.

Stephan Lee
Entertainment Weekly

Rom-com tropes like the ''meet-cute'' are so tired that you can't just spoof them -- you have to spoof the spoofs, which this winking David Wain-Michael Showalter parody mostly succeeds at doing.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

Simply recreating what we know to be hackneyed and safe doesn't suddenly make it hilarious and surprising. There has to be a spin to it; there has to be some innovation.

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Rob Thomas
Madison Movie

Hopefully will shame a few screenwriters into not writing that next Jessica Biel-Ashton Kutcher film.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Wain's film is both a takedown and a tribute: As with his summer-camp-movie spoof Wet Hot American Summer, you walk away with a renewed love for the genre.

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Courtney Shea
Globe and Mail

At times laugh out loud-inducing, but ultimately feels more like a promising Saturday Night Live skit (the romcom couple?) than a standalone piece of entertainment.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

They Came Together is here to kill romantic comedies, and yet, it's five years too late, like a Terminator who hasn't accounted for daylight savings.

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Linda Holmes
NPR

The problem with They Came Together is that what it settles on as the parody-able thing about romantic comedy is how generic it can feel.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

I never stopped smirking as I watched the movie. But I would have traded all of it for half-a-dozen genuine smiles.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It nails the romantic comedy spoof perfectly, to the point that even if you hate rom coms you can still enjoy it for its skewering of them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
David Wain assembles his pals once more for another satirical romp through a genre film. This time he takes on romantic comedies, casting Paul Rudd as our… More
Daniel Parsons
This is actually very funny... in small doses. But even at barely 80 minutes the material is stretched too thinly and becomes repetitive. Rudd and Poehler are… More
KJ Proulx
As a romantic comedy, this is one of the worst films I have ever seen, but what it actually is, is a clever spoof on every single cliche in the book and it… More
Philip Price
Though I am typically a fan of director David Wain and his crew of comedians that that populate all of his films I became weary of They Came Together after it… More
Sol C
The film is zany and hilarious. The film is done in the same style as the Zucker Bros. (Airplane, Naked Gun), Mel Brooks, Jim Abrams (Hot Shots) type of films.… More
Alec Barniskis
I love the way it sends up not just genre cliches, but the bland style and atrocious editing/continuity of modern romantic comedies. Per usual, Wain adds in… More