Here's the deal. Having written the Paranormal Activity Demon articles back on CHUD, I think it's safe to say I have a good handle on humor. I mean, let's not beat around the bush here.
Everything on display in this trailer (courtesy of major film hub Buzzfeed) for David Wain's upcoming Paul Rudd/Amy Poehler vehicle, They Came Together, just screams parody. The Wet Hot American Summer-friendly cast. The jokes that are both their own funny jokes but also knowing jabs at romantic comedies in general. And then there's David Wain himself.
But man, the editing and music choices in this trailer make the temptation to label this just another bad romantic comedy and scream pointing at it with my man-finger is almost too strong to avoid. I am so dangerously close to being one of those people that shares Onion articles to prove angry points. What has happened to me!?
I suppose the promise of this film is that it might do for romantic comedies what Wet Hot American Summer did for '80s camp movies, which means that when it's over we'll all feel like we really watched one of those movies but had a lot of laughs at the same time. So if this movie makes me cry in concern over Rudd and Poehler's shared love maybe you should just back off.
They Came Together hits theaters and VOD on June 27.