To this day I’m not sure why They Came Together got panned. I’ll never forget channel surfing one night with my wife and we started watching this movie thinking that it was a romantic comedy. But then we started to see what was going on. Not only was it not a romantic comedy, it was the ultimate movie making fun of romantic comedies. While it got a decent 69% on Rotten Tomatoes, it only scored a 5.5 on IMDB. In general the reviews weren’t stellar. Then again you have to take it with a grain of salt. 99% of spoof movies get horrible ratings.
But let me just say this movie was a pleasure to watch and I think I laughed out loud at least 10 times. Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler have incredible comedic chemistry in this film. There’s no deny that they completely “nailed” it with regard to picking up nearly every cheesy nook and cranny that a romantic film entails. So what did they do? Naturally they made every romantic scene 100 times longer than it should be. They made Paul Rudd 100 times more sensitive than he should be. Amy Poehler’s dramatics are over the top but perfect because you know it’s all tongue-in-cheek.
In any event, if you’re not a crazy Valentine’s day person (like me) you might want to consider giving this movie a try. It’s a great way to just laugh at all relationship movies and sit back, relax, and just enjoy it all.
Here’s the trailer