Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: They Came Together

Welcome back to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

They Came Together - Opening June 27, 2014

I was very excited to watch this trailer, especially since I missed this movie at Sundance this year because I didn’t even know it existed. Truth be told, the trailer actually isn’t all that terrific, and I don’t quite get what it is that’s special or different about this movie from any other romantic comedy. That said, who wouldn’t want to see a comedy starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as a romantic pair? The two were great together during Rudd’s recurring guest spot on “Parks and Recreation” as a dim-witted heir running against Leslie for city council, and they’ve both done plenty of comedy work in film and television over the years. The trailer makes this film seem very ordinary but still look like a lot of fun, with a wealth of comedy television talent including Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Cobie Smulders, Ed Helms, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, and Jack McBrayer in the supporting cast. You get the sense that these people have a great time making movies together, and that’s a good part of what makes this appealing. I liked the last David Wain film I saw, “Role Models,” a lot better than the first two, “The Ten” and cult classic “Wet Hot American Summer,” but I think this one is a must-see based on its cast alone.

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