More than a decade after the release of cult summer camp spoof Wet Hot American Summer, Wain and co-writer Michael Showalter reteam to lampoon the rom-com with this sidesplitting send-up. The concept is familiar: Molly (Poehler) runs a small Upper West Side sweets store; Joel (Rudd) works for the big candy conglomerate that’s opening across the street. After a bookstore meetcute sparked by a shared, uncanny love of fiction, their initial rivalry leads to improbable romance and Wain and Showalter’s absurdist hijinks gleefully rip to shreds every cliché in the book. A Lionsgate release.
with David Wain, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and more
This screening will feature a Q&A with actors Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Chris Meloni, Ellie Kemper, and Jason Mantzoukas, director/screenwriter David Wain, and screenwriter Michael Showalter.