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They Came Together

Comedy titans Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler lampoon rom-com conventions in this snappy sendup of boy-meets-girl, also starring New York City. Overly sincere and saccharine clichés are spoofed with gut-busting gags and irreverent laughs.
Schedule
June 7, 2014
Saturday
7:00 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian Date has passed

Saturday Night Film and Party
Director David Wain scheduled to attend

June 8, 2014
Sunday
2:00 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian Date has passed

Saturday June 7 screening on STANDBY – Advance tickets not available


Saturday Night Film and Party
Saturday, June 7 | 7:00PM
Film venue: Egyptian Theatre
Party: W Hotel

$25 | $23 SIFF Member
  Ticket includes admission to the film and after-party.
$12 | $10 SIFF Member
  Ticket includes screening only.


Boy meets girl, boy loves girl, boy and girl overcome obstacles through humor— everyone knows how the typical romantic comedy plays out. But leave it to David Wain and Michael Showalter (TV’s “The State,” Wet Hot American Summer) to give the familiar genre a hilarious and subversive twist. They Came Together stars comedy titans Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as Joel and Molly, two single, professional, and sentimental go-getters in New York City. Joel’s candy store corporation is poised to kick Molly’s little sugary shop out of business, but an irrepressible and gooey connection—think Tom Hanks meets Meg Ryan via an adorable soundtrack—begins to form between the rivals. Wain and Showalter send up each overly sincere and saccharine cliché, from the hackneyed language to the expected denouement, with gut-busting gags and irreverent laughs. Featuring an all-star supporting cast including Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Max Greenfield, Cobie Smulders, Ed Helms, and Christopher Meloni, They Came Together is stacked with laughs and bite. It’s the anti-romantic comedy of the year, with an inspired amount of lunacy that could only come from Wain and Showalter.

Director Biography

Actor, producer, screenwriter, and director, comedy-man David Wain has worked on several TV shows such as "The State" ('93-'95), "Stella" (2005), "Reno 911" ('03-'09) and "Wainy Days" (2007). In 2001 he directed his first feature, the inimitably hilarious Wet Hot American Summer, followed by The Ten (2007), Role Models (2008), and Wanderlust (2012), all starring actor Paul Rudd.

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Director: David Wain
Principal Cast: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Michael Shannon, Cobie Smulders, Melanie Lynskey
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time: 83 minutes
Producer: Michael Showalter
Screenplay: Michael Showalter, David Wain
Cinematographers: Tom Houghton
Editors: Jamie Gross
Music: Craig Wedren, Matt Novack
Filmography: Wanderlust (2011); Role Models (2008); The Ten (2007); Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: Lionsgate
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