They Came Together
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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 fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant (Ed Helms). But then right at the end...well you'll just have to see. (Hint: Joel makes a big speech and they get back together.) From the director of Wet Hot American Summer, Wanderlust and Role Models comes a hilarious and irreverent… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Courtney Shea, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"It's essentially a 10-minute sketch stretched out to an 80-minute movie, which feels even longer."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"As artificially sweet as one of Molly's lollipops - and about as satisfying one too: They Came Together is a breezy romp through the rom-coms of yesteryear that might just leave you craving the real thing."
‑ Simran Hans, Film4
"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."
‑ Linda Holmes, NPR
"I never stopped smirking as I watched the movie. But I would have traded all of it for half-a-dozen genuine smiles."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"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."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Taking aim at the romantic comedy genre with mockery in one barrel and affection in the other, this scattershot spoof is very much hit and miss."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"David Wain's funny and well observed spoof romcom maintains its observational rigour from first to last, looking eerily just like just the kind of film it's sending up ..."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"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."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"A series of hit-and-miss sketch-comedy bits rather than a fully realized movie that might have gutted contemporary rom-com clichés rather than just weakly aping them."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"The end result finds you abruptly flitting between laughter and disinterest, but is ultimately a rewarding enough experience."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"The film-makers highlight just how formulaic most romcoms are in their attitudes toward everything from race (they're invariably about white couples) to class and such stock types as angry ex-husbands."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Reinforcing the very rom-com tropes it's sending up, this is a little too postmodern for its own good. Happily, Poehler and Rudd are as irresistible as ever."
‑ David Hughes, Empire Magazine
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