Awww... They came together.

09 August 2014

If you think you've watched enough parody movies already, think again. If you haven't seen They Came Together yet, ummm... why not?

Starring the ever so charming Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Cobie Smulders, and a generous serving of cameos, They Came Together is a 2014 movie directed by David Wain that pokes fun at various romantic comedy tropes. I wasn't really expecting much knowing it's a parody movie, but I got hooked the moment Kyle (played by Bill Hader) said, "So if there was a movie about your relationship, it would probably start with aerial shots of the Manhattan skyline." That's when I thought, oh, this is going to be good.

Requisite 'boy and girl see each other at the bookshop' scene
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It's clever, silly, very entertaining, and doesn't take itself seriously nor try to pass itself off as a highbrow film. I can't even count how many times I laughed out loud! There were a couple of forced scenes but all in all it was a solid film backed by great actors. If you love romantic comedies like I do, you're going to love this. It's fun recognizing which clichés were parodied from which movies and realizing that, hey, that's from almost everything I've ever watched! The great thing about it is that, even with that realization, I am still going to enjoy watching rom-coms. I invoke my right to subject myself to cheesy clichés!


Adorkable. I think that's the perfect word I can use to describe this movie. At times, yes, it felt like watching a hundred SNL skits sewn together... And  I'm not saying that's a bad thing because, yeah, they actually came together.

3 comments:

Kira said...

Paul Rudd <3 I've had a crush on him since Clueless. Will download this for sure. Showing na ba sa Pinas?

krissy said...

He's one of my top three celebrity crushes <3 I'm not sure if it was shown/ will be shown here, but it came out this year. :)

AC M. said...

I loooove sperry! <3