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Chris Meloni talks 'They Came Together' and a 'Wet Hot' reunion, stars in exclusive clip

David Wain’s They Came Together is more than a rom-com parody—it’s also a camp reunion. The film, written by Wain and Michael Showalter, features Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, and Christopher Meloni—all of whom also starred in Showalter and Wain’s 2001 cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer. Naturally, filming the new movie felt a little like getting the band back together. “That was the strongest feeling for me,” Meloni tells EW. “I was walking around going, ‘What the hell took so long?'”

In the film, the man formerly known as SVU‘s Det. Elliot Stabler plays Roland, the imposing CEO of Candy Systems & Research, a sugary conglomerate bent on running Poehler’s tiny sweet shop out of business. (Originally, Meloni’s character was the head of a company called “CorporateCo Corporation and Co., Inc.,” while Poehler’s ran a candle store. As Meloni explains, “When it comes to these guys and their comedy, it’s just evolutionary. Everything just kind of evolves as the winds and spirits and what everyone’s gut is telling them to take it.”) READ FULL STORY

'They Came Together' trailer: Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd are ready to charm their way into your heart

Get ready for the romantic comedy (parody) of your dreams.

After premiering at Sundance earlier this year, the Amy Poehler/Paul Rudd rom-com send-up They Came Together finally has a full trailer — and a release date.

The silly movie reunites the two stars with director David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), as well as a pretty impressive list of Comedy People We All Enjoy, including Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Chris Meloni, Ken Marino, Cobie Smulders, and Max Greenfield.

Molly (Poehler) owns a small-business candy shop; Joel (Rudd) works for a candy conglomerate (Sweetums?) that wants to put her out of business. Molly’s a single mom; Joel’s just been jilted by his icy girlfriend. But when they meet, sparks fly. “‘We threw in every element: the opposites-attract story line, the Jewish-but-not-too-Jewish funny leading man, the klutzy woman whom you kind of love, the sassy best friend, the black best friend, the wise old grandmother,” Wain told EW. ”Anything we could think of, we found a place for it in there.”

Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Sundance 2014: Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler give rom coms an 'Airplane!' twist in 'They Came Together'

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If Airplane! and You’ve Got Mail went on a blind date, got liquored up, and had a baby…that baby would look like David Wain’s rom-com spoof They Came Together. Making its world premiere on Friday night at Sundance and adding some star power to the tail end of the festival, the silly send-up of formulaic Meg Ryan-Tom Hanks meet-cute movies and their ilk reunites the gang from Wet Hot American Summer — with some new faces sprinkled in.

Wain’s Wet Hot American Summer had its debut at Sundance 13 years ago. And it’s good to see that Wain hasn’t grown up much since then. They Came Together feels like a movie made by a guy who still thinks like a 13 year old and that rapid-fire Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker sight gags and “Don’t call me Shirley”-style puns are the height of comedy gold. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that some of his old pals have become really famous since his cult summer-camp flick came out in 2001.

The film kicks off in typical genre style with Paul Rudd’s Joel and Amy Poehler’s Molly on a double date with Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper, recounting how they met. Rudd explains how if it were a corny movie he’d be the not overtly Jewish, handsome leading man. Molly adds that she’d be the adorable klutz leading woman. From there, it’s an 82-minute rat-a-tat riff-fest on every cliche you’ve ever seen Nora Ephron and company commit to celluloid.

Molly owns a small-business candy shop with a quirky, punny name (Upper Sweet Side); Joel works for a ruthless candy conglomerate that wants to put her out of business. Molly’s a single mom; Joel’s just been jilted by his icy girlfriend. But when they meet, it’s love-hate at first sight. How could it not be? They’re both dressed like Benjamin Franklin for a Halloween party…and they both like “fiction books”!

Some of Wain and cowriter Michael Showalter’s gags are real groaners. But most mildly land near the target, and a few hit the bullseye. It doesn’t hurt when you have folks like Rudd and Poehler selling them. Plus, when you’re throwing this much spaghetti at the wall, some of it’s gotta stick, right?

With a cast that includes Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Chris Meloni, Max Greenfield, and Michael Ian Black, They Came Together is never quite as laugh-out-loud funny as you want it to be. But if you’re a fan of Wain’s knowing brand of sophomoric slapstick silliness, his “When Joel Met Molly” satire will send you into “I’ll have what she’s having” fits of ecstasy.

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