Sundance Film Review: ‘They Came Together’

Sundance Film Review: ‘They Came Together’
Those merry pranksters David Wain and Michael Showalter aim to do for the factory-made Hollywood romantic comedy what their “Wet Hot American Summer” did for the summer-camp movie in “They Came Together,” a lively comic jamboree that’s sometimes smarter than it is funny and hits about as often as it misses, but is, on balance, a good deal of fun. Led by game, frisky performances from Amy Poehler and regular Wain alter ego Paul Rudd, alongside many other “Wet Hot” alumni, this spirited exercise in genre implosion doesn’t come anywhere near the inspired heights of that film or Wain and Rudd’s terrific “Role Models” (2008), but should pacify fans still pining for that long-promised “Wet Hot” sequel. Lionsgate can expect modest niche B.O. when it opens pic June 27.

On one level, “They Came Together” feels as though it might have been incubated during the making of Wain’s previous feature,
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