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First Clip From David Wain's They Came Together
Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler re-meet cute

14 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Buzzfeed

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The romantic comedy genre is both an easy target and somehow difficult to spoof properly. We have high hopes, however, for Role Models writer-director David Wain, who is putting the box office disappointment of Wanderlust behind him by putting two of his Wet Hot American Summer ensemble, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, back together for They Came Together. The first clip is below.

They Came Together takes – well, rips – a page from The Shop Around The Corner and remake You’ve Got Mail for the tale of small business owner Molly who somehow finds love with corporate titan Joel (Rudd). And yes, they apparently both like fiction. Small world!

With the movie due to premiere at Sundance, Wain has also released a typically witty director’s statement: “After having already made world-changing cinematic statements on adolescence (Wet Hot American Summer), religion (The Ten), service (Role Models), and community (Wanderlust), I teamed up with Michael Showalter to take on a topic that (to our knowledge) has yet been seen in the movies: ROMANCE – particularly heterosexual romance between two white people.

“Our next idea was to mix this romance story with humour – so you could almost call this a Romantic-Comedy, so to speak. We first worked with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd on Wet Hot American Summer. They played summer camp counsellors in that movie, so it was obviously hard for us to imagine them playing a shopkeeper and a corporate executive, respectively. But thanks to a team of acting coaches and an award™ winning VFX team, we pulled off the illusion."

The poster for the film – which takes funny pot shots at a certain big movie blog – has also arrived. 

Also featuring Cobie Smulders, Michael Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Melanie Lynskey, Ed Helms and Max Greenfield, They Came Together doesn’t have a set release date in the US or over here yet, but hopefully its festival premiere will change that.


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