While we wait patiently for a sequel, prequel or even TV series of the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer, director David Wain has just given audiences the next best thing. The romantic (well, sort of) comedy (most definitely) They Came Together, comes from team that made Wet Hot American Summer; David Wain is back as director and so are Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black and Christopher Meloni.
The movie centers on the initially romantic, but extremely flawed back story of the couple Molly (Poehler) and Joel (Rudd). The sendup of every paint-by-numbers New York-set Romantic Comedy (“[the city], that’s part of the story!”). Like Wet Hot, there are a slew of jokes that you miss on the first few viewings that guarantee you’ll keep coming back again to re-watch.
They Came Together may not exactly be the love story Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan fans are looking for, but clearly it’s the one they need!
They Came Together/84 mins./Lionsgate/2014