This subversion/spoof/deconstruction of the romantic comedy genre has a vaguely, but not overtly, Jewish leading man, a klutzy, but adorable, leading lady, and New York City itself as another character in the story.
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I died, went to heaven, and then was resurrected Transformers 2 style all while laughing in my chair during Christopher Meloni's Halloween costume incident. Seriously one of the funniest things in a movie ever. The rest didn't let me down either, especially Michael Murphy and Michael Shannon's cameos.
To parody any genre, it helps to be eminently familiar with the form. The fact that Paul Rudd has gone through these same motions before, minus the knowing tongue-in-cheek, means he's particularly well-served to parody the romantic comedy. Consequently, this is one of the first times since "Clueless" I felt like I've seen what everyone else has seen in the actor: pitch-perfect comedic timing and an effortless charm.
They Came Together starts off amazingly, crapping on every romantic comedy convention known to man but unfortunately it does eventually get old. Truth be told, if it was 10 seconds longer I would've completely freaked out. I laughed out loud whenever someone swore and the impressive cast was great. The Michael Shannon cameo alone was worth the watch and the downturn towards the very end was hysterical.
Wain y Showalter unen nuevamente sus manos y esta vez se encargan de sacarle todo el jugo a las comedias románticas para quedarse únicamente con la pulpa que las constituye y construir con eso una película que funciona de manera genial en su exposición de clichés genéricos llevados al paroxismo. La gracia se genera cuando la estructura de la romcom es enfrentada a su límite casi abstracto, pero falla en todo lo demás
David Wain has assembled one of the best casts I've ever seen. It's wonderful seeing these actors I've loved in so many shows and movies once again. Unfortunately, the writing isn't satirical enough to make the jokes really stick.