THEY CAME TOGETHER Trailer: A Parody Of Romantic Comedies

Starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, They Came Together tells the quirky, funny and heartwarming story of a mismatched pair of candy-makers. They overcome business sense and competition to finally find romance in each other’s arms. Spoofing myriad romantic comedies and making fun of all of the conventional romantic comedy mechanisms, the trailer for They Came Together will make you want to laugh out loud—and probably see the movie, too!

Paul Rudd stars as Joel, a quirky, geeky candy company manager intent on taking over Amy Poehler’s independent shop and candy business. Though their goals couldn’t be more different, they find romance among a montage of misadventures. Their relationship, Poehler’s character claims, is just like a romantic comedy!

Watch the Trailer!

The trailer itself is funny and charming. It follows the storyline of the movie, showing how the characters meet and fall in love, as well as how they face conflict and break up. The viewer is left feeling good about the movie, but without knowing the actual ending to the film.  This leaves just enough suspense to make people want to go see the movie when it arrives in theaters this summer.

It seems as though the film parodies more than just romantic comedy, however. Many accidents that are reminiscent of the Three Stooges, like Poehler’s character being hit in the face with a football, are crammed into the trailer, making the viewer wonder how the characters survive their love story.

Comedic Parody

In addition to the comedy, the trailer includes many comedic scenes that draw from the romantic comedy genre. Though it uses the absurdity well, it may turn people off of romantic comedy by parodying all of the traditional romantic comedy themes that usually make women tear up and men want to be sick.

For example, in one scene, Poehler’s character wears an overblown set of eyeglasses paired with a fake nose and moustache, yet Joel still sees the real woman underneath. The end result? You may want to see They Came Together, but then you may never watch another romantic comedy.

That may be a good thing. If you or someone you know is addicted to romantic comedies, you can use this film to aid in their recovery like someone might use Vapor E-liquids to help with smoking cessation.

Written by Michael Showalter and David Wain, both known for Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and directed by David Wain, the trailer portrays the film as worth seeing. This is one you don’t want to miss.

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