A new movie starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler wants to do for romantic comedies what the first Scary Movie did for slasher flicks. Check out the new trailer for They Came Together.
The movie’s written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, two founding members of the MTV comedy troupe The State who also wrote the 80’s summer camp parody Wet Hot American Summer. It tries to follow the same format of a movie about a couple sharing the wacky story about how they met that plays with the conventions of the typical romantic comedy from the chance encounter that sparks their relationship to the other woman with her own devious motives. The cast also features such familiar comedy faces as Bill Hader, Kenan Thompson, Jack McBrayer, Ken Marino and Ed Helms. The movie will be released both in theaters and through video-on-demand on June 27th.
Their take on the rom-com seems to break down the genre’s most essential and tired elements, which means they had a lot of material to work with while they were writing the script. Let’s face it. This isn’t just a parody movie. It’s cinematic vengeance. This is really for every guy who tried to seal the deal on a date by taking her to a boring romantic movie and ended up wishing they had just stayed home and trolled the Internet for semi-naked pictures of Brooklyn Decker. So far, it looks like a movie that belongs on our list of the Best Rom-Coms for Bros.