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The R-rated film is the story of how Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet and fell in love, which just happens to involve every possible rom-com convention you can think of. Stilted meet-cute? Offbeat friends offering bad advice? Female lead who falls down a lot? Yep, they’re all here.
“You like fiction books?” a flabbergasted Molly asks Joel at a bookstore. “I never met anyone else who likes fiction! That is too funny.”
Throughout the trailer, poor Molly’s health is in constant jeopardy, whether she’s taking a football to the face or a tumble down the stairs. It must be tough to be her HMO.
The film is directed by David Wain and co-written by Wain and Michael Showalter. The duo also co-wrote Wain’s 2001 cult fave Wet Hot American Summer, which took similar jabs at summer camp films.
Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Michael Shannon, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Max Greenfield and Christopher Meloni round out the vast supporting cast. This movie continues the professional relationship between the director and Rudd, who starred opposite Jennifer Aniston in Wain’s last film, 2012’s underperforming Wanderlust.
Lionsgate will release the film on June 27. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
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