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2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Film Review: They Came Together

 

They Came Together PosterDavid Wain’s They Came Together, which he directed and co-screen wrote premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film stars Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, and Max Greenfield.

Ten years in the making, They Came Together spoofs just about every romantic comedy that has ever been released. 

Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) play the almost stereotypical couple who inevitably falls in love after disliking one another when they are introduced by mutual friends. 

Their relationship is put to the test when Joel’s big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down Molly’s quirky indie shop. Various circumstances come their way, but they somehow always find their way back to one another.

As expected Poehler and Rudd comedic timing is on point in the film. They effortlessly take on their roles.

Wain seems to have definitely taken a few notes from some Nicholas Sparks inspired films. He is able to nail just about every stereotype that is featured in romantic comedies. While at times some of the scenes are expected, the execution of them is not.

If you’re feeling down after a bad break up or simply not having the best day this is film is granteed to revamp your mood for at least a few minutes. It’s sometimes outrageous and yet predictable scenes make for an entertaining sit.

While at times the film may prove to be hilarious, the outrageousness in some of the scenes may be found to be a bit too over the top. 

For those who are fans of the Scary Movie franchise and all others that have followed, this film is for you. While you are guaranteed to laugh, it is not guaranteed that you will like the plotline. 

They Came Together – C+

 

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