They Came Together

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They Came Together
They Came Together poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by David Wain
Produced by Michael Showalter
Written by David Wain
Michael Showalter
Starring Paul Rudd
Amy Poehler
Cobie Smulders
Christopher Meloni
Max Greenfield
Bill Hader
Ellie Kemper
Jason Mantzoukas
Melanie Lynskey
Ed Helms
Music by Craig Wedren
Matt Novack
Cinematography Tom Houghton
Edited by Jamie Gross
Release dates
  • January 24, 2014 (2014-01-24) (Sundance)
  • June 27, 2014 (2014-06-27) (United States)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million

They Came Together is a 2014 American comedy film directed by David Wain and written by Wain and Michael Showalter.[1] It is a parody of romantic comedies infused with Showalter and Wain's absurd approach. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival,[2] and was released theatrically (with a simultaneous release on iTunes) on June 27, 2014.[3]


When Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. But amazingly (and predictably), they fall in love, until they break up and then must find their way back together.



The film was written by David Wain and Michael Showalter.[1] Rudd and Poehler participated in a table read of the script at the SF Sketchfest in January 2012.[1]


They Came Together has been met with generally positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film holds a 70% rating based on 82 reviews, with the site's consensus stating: "They Came Together is surprisingly messy and perhaps too smart for its own good, but Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd's chemistry is enough to overcome many of the movie's flaws".[5] On Metacritic, the movie has a score of 60 out of 100 based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[6]


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