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: June 27, 2014
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2014
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Critic Score
69%
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39%



Critic Score: 69% 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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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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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

It's still possible to make a spoof movie that is biting, merciless, clever, and (most importantly) uproariously funny.

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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

We'll have what they're having.

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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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Jordan Raup
The Film Stage

In an era where much of the spoof genre simply lazy repeats scenarios, [the film] brilliantly and hilariously deconstructs every aspect of the genre to provide one of the funniest films one is bound to see this year.

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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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Sean Burns
Spliced Personality

The film feels fatuous and irritatingly complacent. Everybody's calling attention to the barrage of familiar clichés without doing much to subvert them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I did go into this expecting a standard rom com, so I was surprised to find it's actually kind of a spoof movie. It's really silly, but once you get… More
Jesse Ortega
If there was a picture for a film that is simply too smart for its own good, this would be the movie pictured. Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler make for a great pair,… More
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
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
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
Lane Zieben
While director David Wain hasn't made any blockbuster films, when he and Paul Rudd get together like they did in Role Models, the comedic genius comes out… More