|The late great Martin Alan "Marty" Feldman (8 July 1934 – 2 December 1982)|
I think the moment it happened was Scary movie. I distinctly remember seeing the preview and thinking aw yeah I’ll see that. And then when I did it became a long drawn out conclusion that all of the funny bits had been in the preview. There are of course some exceptions, but generally the new movies that parody other movies just have not been all that funny.
Then last date night my lovely wife picked They Came Together with Paul Rudd and Amy Poelher. Not only did it parody romantic comedies such as Sleepless in Seattle, and You've got mail, but it did so humorously.
Rudd re-hashes a role we are familiar seeing him in the past, and Poelher channels Meg Ryan and Reese Witherspoon. But no matter how hard she tries, Poelher is still less annoying than either of them.
I don’t think this needs a synopsis or a great deal of inspection or examination if you want a funny film for a date night then try this.