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.
Usually love David Wain's weird, The State infused comedies. But this should have just been a sketch. After 20 minutes I wanted to turn it off. I love every single person who acts on screen in this and my fanboyism couldn't even get me through it all. First film I've turned off halfway through in maybe a year. *sad*
There's a smartness to this film that becomes apparent from the first frames. At first, it may confuse viewers but quickly it becomes apparent that it is a spoof of the traditional romantic comedy, perhaps more of a "meta" situation as it is called in fiction -- calling attention to itself -- and in this case, quite ironically and frequently. Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are also very charming together. Great film.
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.