They Came Together
New Yorkers, Molly and Joel, are out to dinner with friends. They spend the night explaining how they met – it started off badly before they fell in love.
Their story is a romantic comedy satire and they are rom com characateurs – she’s cute and klutzy and he’s handsome and ‘vaguely jewish’.
I hate this film for making fun of romantic comedies, because I love a good rom com. Good rom coms transgress the stereotypes, and it is possible to break the mould, to be clever and witty, and tell an interesting, romantic tale.
But, granted, a lot of rom coms are very predictable, and against my will, I did find a lot of this film funny as it plays out every single rom com cliche. I don’t think Amy Poehler is the best person for the role of Molly, but as she is an outstanding actor, she does what she can with the script.
This looks like it would have been a fun movie to make, it has lots of quirky guest appearances, but overall I think it fell a bit short.