Within the past decade, the parody film has been brought to the level of extinction. The landscape has been dominated by crass punchlines, stupid reference humor, and films that have no payoff outside of their own laughter at their own jokes. Some people think that the parody is dead. We are not those people, and we’ve got just the trailer to prove that parody is not dead – it’s just being mistreated by horrible writers.
The movie will be making its big world premiere as the Closing Night film of this year's Sundance Film Festival, and in advance of the screening Wain has also published a director's statement about the project. It's filled to the brim with sarcasm, but fans will instantly recognize the filmmaker's sense of humor:
Rudd and Poehler clicked comedically in Parks and Rec, and that chemistry may serve them well when the two star opposite one another in David Wain's upcoming comedy They Came Together, a film brimming with talent among its cast, which has recently added one more notable name. Christopher Meloni has joined the cast of They Came Together, a film described as a "romantic comedy spoof."
Paul Rudd and writer-director David Wain can't seem to get enough of each other. Mere months after their latest collaboration Wanderlust hit theaters, the pair have swung into casting for their next team-up They Came Together, which Wain calls "a spoof/homage/deconstruction/love letter to Romantic Comedies."
We're The Millers is a different kind of story and also has a much smaller part for Helms. The movie, which has been in development for years now, is about an aging pot dealer (Jason Sudekis) who plans to retire after one last score that involves moving 1,400 pounds of marijuana from Mexico to the United States. The way he does this is by hiring a fake family that includes Jennifer Aniston as his fake wife.
The comedy They Came Together is already promising enough, with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd reuniting with Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain for a romantic comedy. Now they've added another comedic talent to the lineup, and this one from a slightly younger generation
When talking about the best comedic stars of today, it's hard to find one that isn't in some way connected to David Wain. Thanks to his work on The State, Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, The Ten and Wainey Days, the writer/director has worked with almost every single comedy star today, including Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd.