They Came Together
First screened in July 2014
Director: David Wain. Cast: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Ellie Kemper, Bill Hader, Cobie Smulders, Ed Helms, Max Greenfield, Christopher Meloni, Teyonah Parris, Jason Mantzoukas, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Ian Black, Michael Murphy, Maureen Mueller, Lynn Cohen, Ken Marino, Kenan Thompson, Jack McBrayer, Michaela Watkins, Randall Park, David Wain, Norah Jones, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Guy Who's a Good Joke at the End. Screenplay: Michael Showalter and David Wain. Twitter Capsule:
Fun but not much improv or surprise. Look, frame story, specific targets all hem actors in. Many short shrifted.
Spoofing the obvious no more original than belaboring it. In fact, same thing. Squandering talent pool a shame. But if it stops one more character from saying "Thanks" in a doorway...