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Director David Wain on new rom-com spoof 'They Came Together'

Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler star in
Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler star in "They Came Together."
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The new comedy, "They Came Together," starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as romantic leads, spoofs just about every cliche and convention in the romantic comedy tool kit.

It was written and directed by David Wain, whose credits include "Wet Hot American Summer" and the TV shows, "Children's Hospital" and "The State."

Wain said he was a great fan of both the classic romantic comedies, films from Woody Allen or "Tootsie," and the numerous lesser imitations. He takes the full gamut of romantic comedy influences, from the earnest to the cheesy, and "puts them in a blender" for his new film.