Review for Paul Rudd's Comedy THEY CAME TOGETHER - Sundance '14
I'm a big fan of Paul Rudd, so one of the movies I was excited to see at Sundance this year was the romantic comedy spoof The Came Together. I'm don't really care for spoofs. I think they are a waste of time and money. For the most part they suck and aren't funny. I was really hoping for a smart comedy with They Came Together, and thankfully, it was actually funny! I laughed a lot throughout the film, but some pretty stupid moments that the movie didn't need were scattered throughout. Sometimes less is more, especially with a comedy like this.
The movie follows the typical romantic comedy template of a couple who meet and hate each other at first, but through the course of the story realize that they were meant to be together. I thought it was great that Rudd played the male lead in the film because he's played this role so many times before over the years. Now he was just making fun of it. The movie also starred Amy Poehler who was also great, the two actors worked perfectly together in the lead roles. The film is also full of fun cameos that I won't ruin for you.
The film was directed by David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), and I think the movie is definitely worth watching once. It's not a film I would watch again, but I'm glad I got a chance to see it. There's a chance the movie will be edited down by the time it hits theaters. If that's the case, it could actually be a better film.
The movie is being distributed by Lionsgate, so it's going to get a decent sized release, and you'll get a chance to see it. I think you should give it a try. Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't, but you'll definitely laugh while watching it.
They Came Together relates the epic love story of Joel, a corporate executive for Candy Systems and Research, a mega candy store chain, and Molly, the owner of a small sweet shop called Upper Sweet Side. When Joel is tasked with shutting down Molly’s mom-and-pop operation, the unlikely lovers find themselves hurtled into a whirlwind romance. From quaint bookstores and coffee shops to neurotic family members and psychotic ex-lovers, Joel and Molly must face some harrowing obstacles on their path to true love.