For years, romance filmmakers have been carrying on a love affair with bookstores. Quirky indie shops appear prominently in movies like Funny Face, Notting Hill, and You’ve Got Mail, which also makes them an easy target for satire.
Directed by David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), They Came Together is a new rom-com parody starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd as a next-generation Ryan and Hanks. Their chance meeting at New York City’s Strand Bookstore sets up lines like “Maybe you’d feel more comfortable in a corporate mega-bookstore chain like Brahms and Nerbles” and “Just because I work for a big corporation doesn’t mean I don’t like fiction books.”
BuzzFeed has a clip of the movie, which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. Watch it here.