They Came Together (2014)
Joel (Paul Rudd) and Molly (Amy Poehler) are a couple, or well they use to be. When they go out to dinner one night with friends, they decide to retell how they met, started dating, and broke up. Doesn’t sound like much of a love story when the couple tells another couple how they fell out of love, but since the movie is a total satire, this movie is full of crazy stuff you wouldn’t expect.
When the movie starts, you can’t figure out if the movie is just awkward or if it was hit upside the head with a baseball bat. Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are full of sarcasm and talk in literal translation. You never know if they are being sincere or if they are making fun of themselves. Do not, I repeat, do not go into this movie thinking it’s a respectable romantic comedy. This is a movie that makes fun of itself from beginning to end and never lets up. It is ridiculous, annoying and funny all at the same time. If it weren’t for the chemistry between the 2 leads, this movie would be easily forgettable, but due to its unorthodox nature, They Came Together is worth the 83 minutes it asks from you. Just remember this movie is one huge joke that it plays on itself and you’ll be just fine… Co-starring Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Max Greenfield, Christopher Meloni, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, and Melanie Lynskey.
7/10 Stars – A romantic comedy that never takes itself seriously at all, and mostly makes fun of itself!