Welcome to another awesome edition of Movie Review Monday!
This week's film is the 2014 romantic comedy satire, They Came Together, starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd.
A smart, silly send up of all the overdone, unrealistic tropes of modern romantic comedies, this movie is a lot of fun. It has two wonderful leads with Rudd and Poehler, two of my favorite actors. They fully commit to the shenanigans and they are supported by a cast of comedic cameos that further the brilliant spoof.
While the movie is short (not even an hour and half), it benefits from this since it has good pacing and the jokes never really stop. I watched it before it came on Netflix and watched it again once it was available to stream, and I enjoyed it both times. Movies like this that are quick and smart definitely benefit from multiple viewings.
While this movie may not be for those who adore your common romantic comedy movie, I think most people can appreciate the clever satire. I definitely recommend it as a short, enjoyable romp for a lazy day or perhaps to unwind after work.
Check out They Came Together, streaming right now on Netflix.