They Came Together

Director: David Wain
Screenwriters: Michael Showalter, David Wain

Institute History


They Came Together relates the epic love story of Joel, a corporate executive for Candy Systems and Research, a mega candy store chain, and Molly, the owner of a small sweet shop called Upper Sweet Side. When Joel is tasked with shutting down Molly’s mom-and-pop operation, the unlikely lovers find themselves hurtled into a whirlwind romance. From quaint bookstores and coffee shops to neurotic family members and psychotic ex-lovers, Joel and Molly must face some harrowing obstacles on their path to true love.

Brought to us by the ingenious comedian David Wain, who directed the 2001 Sundance Film Festival cult classic Wet Hot American Summer, They Came Together is a phenomenal homage to the iconic romantic comedies of American cinema. Led by long-time David Wain collaborators Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, the star-studded cast treats its audience to absurdly hilarious cameos at every turn. This is a true treasure trove of American comedy.

— Toby Brooks

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