They Came Together – Sundance London Review

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David Wain’s They Came Together brings with it clear, absurd, and intensely welcome influences from his previous work on Children’s Hospital, which correspondingly drives a surprisingly rich deconstruction of the evidently formulaic nature that runs throughout mainstream romantic-comedies.

As expected with a background such as Wain’s, jokes fly much in the same way as those found in the likes of Airplane! and The Naked Gun trilogy – all the time.

Starring Amy Poehler as Molly, Paul Rudd as Joel, and New York as itself, They Came Together tells the story of how love was passionately discovered amidst a thousand tropes.

While not every joke lands, They Came Together’s comedically decadent nature provides more than enough overall.

RATING: 4/5

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INFORMATION

CAST: Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Cobie Smulders

DIRECTOR: David Wain

WRITER: David Wain

SYNOPSIS: A couple in love recount the tale of their relationship’s uncanny likeness to the typical romantic comedy.

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