Lionsgate has released the first They Came Together trailer for director David Wain’s (Wet Hot American Summer) unique romantic comedy. The film is a twisted send-up of the traditional rom-com formula, as characters played by Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler recount their meet-cute story to a pair of friends (Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper) over dinner. I caught the film at Sundance and thought it was damn funny, and definitely in the vein of Wet Hot rather than Wain’s other movies. This trailer does a good job of conveying the tone of the film without giving away some of the best jokes.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Mantzoukas, and Max Greenfield. They Came Together opens in theaters and on VOD on June 27th. [Update: We’ve added a few new images from the film after the jump as well.]
Here’s the official synopsis for They Came Together:
When Joel (Paul Rudd) and Molly (Amy Poehler) meet, it’s hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex (Cobie Smulders). But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant (Ed Helms). But then right at the end…well you’ll just have to see. (Hint: Joel makes a big speech and they get back together.)
From the director of Wet Hot American Summer, Wanderlust and Role Models comes a hilarious and irreverent subversion of the romantic comedy genre.
Watch the They Came Together trailer below via Lionsgate.