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They Came Together

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Predictable romcom send-up has racy sex scenes, language.

Movie R 2014 83 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

characters are not believable

I would not waste your time, very few laughs, all too predictable!

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There are so many reasons why They Came Together ought to be a runaway hit; unfortunately, it's a big miss. It's confounding, considering the cast is practically an assembly of comedy all-stars. And then there's the premise -- make a movie skewering the romcom genre's worst habits by referencing the classics (including You've Got Mail and Jerry Maguire), and make it winning and witty at the same time. But They Came Together feels the same way it does when you smile for too long: strained.

Part of the problem is how the film mimics what it's critiquing. Yes, it's supposed to, given the plot device. But just because it's easy to make fun of the genre's predictability doesn't mean the movie also has to be predictable. A twist near the end isn't enough to make a difference ... guess it just wasn't meant to be.

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