Made by smart, talented comedy people and starring smart, talented comedy people, They Came Together is a dumb movie. It's built on dumb ideas and executed as dumbly as possible, and that's the point. Slickly directly by David Wain and starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, They Came Together is a self-assuredly dumb parody of the romantic comedy, intent on skewering the genre's worst instincts mainly by reproducing them in a biting tone dripping with mockery. To be clear, this movie doesn't give romcoms a good-natured roasting — it's straight up mean. Nearly every scene features a clever riff on the familiar beats of a romcom formula, and even when Wain's absurdist sensibility closest [...]
Voicing the lead character on a returning animated series, preparing for the theatrical release of a new romantic comedy spoof, announcing the reunion of a groundbreaking comedy group, and keeping very hush-hush about a long-awaited project. These are just a few of the things that writer, director, actor, and comedian David Wain has been up to. I chatted with Wain about Superjail! (Season 4 premieres June 15th at 11:45 p.m.), his next movie They Came Together, The State reuniting for Tenacious D's comedy festival, and how to talk to your children about your dirty sense of humor.
How much fun is this picture? So much fun! It's from the set of They Came Together and is the absolute best. Whoever is in charge of costume design for the movie deserves 12 Oscars. Of course, Jack McBrayer would wear a full cardigan and oversized khakis; of course, Ken Marino would wear camo cargo shorts; of course, Jason Mantzoukas would have a knee brace. With these plus the photos of Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler running through leaves, They Came Together is the most photogenic film in recent history. Check out more images below, one of which might feature a prosthetic penis. Can you spot it? [[...]
The cast for David Wain and Michael Showalter's romantic comedy parody (or moc-rom-com) They Came Together is filling out pretty awesomely with Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Max Greenfield already onboard. Now, The League's Jason Mantzoukas has been added to play Rudd's best friend, a perfect role for him to be the type of maniac we expect.
Also, it was announced that Jonah Hill will be joining the cast of the already in production Django Unchained. This is a bit odd considering its production is far enough along that the film already has a trailer (below). Previously, Hill had been eyed for a larger role [...]