Molly owns a quaint little sweet shop. Joel works for a gigantic candy company threatening to shut her down. How they meet, fall in love, break up and get back together is hilariously recounted in this rom-com spoof.


David Wain





Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rudd ... Joel
Amy Poehler ... Molly
Bill Hader ... Kyle
Ellie Kemper ... Karen
Cobie Smulders ... Tiffany
Noureen DeWulf ... Melanie
Jason Mantzoukas ... Bob
Michael Ian Black ... Trevor
Michaela Watkins ... Habermeyer
Randall Park ... Martinson
Christopher Meloni ... Roland
Teyonah Parris ... Wanda
Ed Helms ... Eggbert
David Wain ... Keith
Jack McBrayer ... Oliver


In New York City, couple Joel and Molly are having dinner with their couple friends, Kyle and Karen. In the general discussion of their respective relationships and how they met, Joel and Molly, in telling their story, say that it is exactly like a corny romantic comedy. The story they end up telling not only has every romantic comedy cliché thrown in, but it is told in the style of a romantic comedy, complete with crazy characters who should be smarter to figure out a smoother path to a happy ending for Joel and Molly. But that one romantic comedy element that is the big payoff may not be reality, or perhaps it is. Written by Huggo

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He came...She came...They both came.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In addition to Joel (Paul Rudd) mentioning that New York City is like another character in the story, in the first scene of the movie, this idea is mentioned on every poster and advertisement, on the movie's website, and in the credits. See more »


After Joel "finds" a cheeseburger behind Tucker's ear and gives it to him, Tucker hugs him and goes upstairs without the burger in his hands. See more »


Molly: Wanda, I really like this guy Joel, but I just don't know if he's the one. I mean, I wish there was some sort of sign that proved it.
Wanda: How about this? When you meet up with him tonight, change the way you look - just a tiny little bit, but if he notices, then, that's how you'll know he's the one.
Molly: [Muses] Change the way I look and see if he notices. Wanda, thank you, you're the best.
Wanda: You are.
[Molly moves forward and pecks Wanda on the lips. Wanda looks horrified]
Wanda: No.
Molly: Just felt like I was getting a vibe.
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Crazy Credits

Shot on location in New York City, which is almost like another character. See more »


Spoofs You've Got Mail (1998) See more »


What a Lovely Day for Lovin
Written by Richard Geere
Performed by Richard Geere
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A crack at old school comedy - overlooked
17 January 2019 | by nrapny-01694See all my reviews

This is seriously one of the funniest movies I've seen in the last 10 years. We need more movies like "Airplane" which this movie is in the same style as. It really shouldnt be a dying thing. This movie has a fantastic cast and the jokes are unpredictable and I laugh every time.

Seriously, these types of comedies need to be revived!

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Release Date:

5 September 2014 (UK) See more »

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They Came Together See more »

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Lionsgate See more »
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1.85 : 1
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