THEY CAME TOGETHER (2014, David Wain)
Not quite the wondrous parody of rom-coms I wanted, but I had high expectations. Showalter has already given us THE BAXTER, which is pretty much the same thing (but even more semiotically weird). This has less heart and more Paul Rudd, and a lot of laughs but not WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER or WANDERLUST-level laughs. So it’s good, but coming from a creative known for being great, I guess it’s kind of a disappointment. (Especially because its targets are really obvious and kind of fish-in-a-barrel). But see it anyway; it’s funny. And smart.