Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Movie Review: They Came Together

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This idea behind this movie is a good one. Just how Scary Movie makes fun of horror films, They Came Together is meant to make fun of romantic comedies. But the main difference? Scary Movie is actually funny. I love romantic comedies, and a spoof is a brilliant idea! But this movie just doesn't pull it off. References to classics like When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, and Clueless simply re-do the old jokes/scenarios, but don't make them funnier or better. And the original jokes in this movie are horrible. The conversations saturated with sexual innuendos and comments about divorce between Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper are distasteful, and the childish humor of Christopher Meloni's character shitting his pants is just disgusting. There were too many uncomfortable moments and not enough legitimately funny bits to make up for them. AND there is absolutely no chemistry between Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd; their love for one another is not convincing! I'm just not buying it (plus, he's way cuter than she is).

Don't waste your time with this movie. And a side note: The Netflix show Wet Hot American Summer has a lot of the same cast members and is written by the same guys ( and ). Needless to say, the show is just as terrible as this movie. Don't both with either of them!

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