Michael Showalter and David Wain — the brilliantly warped minds behind Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Wanderlust, and The Ten — are back with They Came Together, which hits theaters and VOD on June 27 and stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd as Molly and Joel, a crazy-in-love couple.
The satirical film pays homage to the great rom-coms that have come before, as Molly and Joel recount how they first met (When Harry Met Sally) years earlier — but it was hate at first sight (The Ugly Truth) as his mega-corporation threatened to put her small store out of business (You’ve Got Mail).
And the skewering of rom-com clichés doesn’t stop there, as They Came Together also features dangerous ex-husbands (Safe Haven), tales of modern dating that hit too close to home (Kissing Jessica Stein), a sassy best friend (anything with Judy Greer), a crazy brother (The Break-Up), a wacky grandmother (The Wedding Singer), a judgmental father (Meet The Fockers), and a star-studded supporting cast (Love Actually, He’s Just Not That Into You, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve).
Showalter and Wain excel at puncturing pop culture tropes by marrying the commonplace with the absurd — and judging from hysterical trailer below, this may be their most magnificent union yet.
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