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They Came Together movie rating: green light

They Came Together green light

It’s not as raunchy as the title suggests, but Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler pull off a hilarious sendup of every rom-com cliché with only a few (easily forgivable) missteps. I laughed a lot.
I’m “biast” (pro): love the stars

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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They Came Together (2014)
US/Can release: Jun 27 2014 (VOD same day)
UK/Ire release: Sep 05 2014 (VOD same day)

MPAA: rated R for language and sexual content
BBFC: rated 15 (very strong language, strong sex, strong sex references)

viewed at home on a small screen

official site | IMDb
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  • Bluejay

    Just saw this yesterday and for the most part enjoyed it too.

    BBFC: rated 15 (very strong language, strong sex…)

    Strong sex indeed! Quite accurate. :-)

  • David

    This movie was freaking hilarious! Michael Shannon has a very funny cameo that comes out of left field and ends with a background shot that I had to rewind. Also, the scene with his “bubbie” was so damn uncomfortable.

  • The bubbie scene is one of the few really bad missteps.

  • You think? “Comical sexual acrobats performed in silhouette” is hardly “strong sex,” in my book. Or am I forgetting some other scene already?

  • Bluejay

    “Comic sexual acrobats performed in silhouette” is hardly “strong sex,” in my book.

    I was being literal. Sexual stunts performed by professional acrobats are feats of strength that are certainly more than what *I* can do. Maybe you’re just not as easily impressed. :-)

  • Tonio Kruger

    The film’s title is not that raunchy unless you deliberately choose to see it as a double entendre. Or else view every movie as if you were Beavis or Butthead.

    Of course, a film called They Had Multiple Orgasms Together probably couldn’t get released in this country anywhere outside of the porn circuit…

  • GeeksAreMyPeeps

    I don’t think there’s any question that the double entendre was deliberate. It’s playing on the puns of other RomCom titles but just making it a little off.

  • Beowulf

    I saw a plot summation and thought, “Hey, this is ripping off “The Shop Around the Corner,” and/or “You’ve Got Mail.”

    Duh! I didn’t initially understand that this was an “Airplane” style comedy.

  • No, I get it now! :->

  • But that wouldn’t be an accurate title! SPOILER: There is no scene in which we witness Rudd and Poehler orgasming together. But they do arrive at their meet-cute together. :->

  • It’s not as extreme as an Airplane type comedy, but yes, it’s edging that way.

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