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They Came Together (2014)

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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
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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?


Near the beginning of the movie, when Kyle (Bill Hader) says how much Molly (Amy Poehler) and Joel's (Paul Rudd) love story is like a rom-com, Molly responds by saying that it isn't a movie, it is their real-life, and looks right at the camera, just before the scene ends. See more »


When Joel is pacing outside Molly's shop, and she is trying on outfits in the back, the shop is neat and tidy, and the Kex poster on the wall is straight. When she finally comes out, in a suit of armour, the shop is trashed and the Kex poster is askew. This is explained in the bonus material deleted scenes, which shows two CSR employees trashing the shop with baseball bats. See more »


Molly: I don't know Tiffany but she sounds like a stupid bitch.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »


Party Tonight
Written by David Wain
Performed by David Wain
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User Reviews

Great parody of rom-coms
8 March 2020 | by beckyb219See all my reviews

I love Amy Poehler (Molly) and Paul Rudd (Joel), so I'm not sure how I missed this movie when it first came out. I almost didn't watch it when I saw it had really bad reviews on Amazon. Thankfully, IMDB members have better taste! This was so wonderfully stupid, with similar style and humor to Wet Hot American Summer (also written and directed by David Wain). There were a few bits that got old or were just over the top (Hello, Bubby) but it was mostly solid and I laughed the whole way through. I just wish that Ken Marino and Michael Ian Black had more screen time, as they were great as always in their bit roles. Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper were also very funny as the couple trying to follow Molly and Joel's story.

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Release Date:

5 September 2014 (UK) See more »

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Lionsgate See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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