Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler have great comic chemistry and this is sharply observed, if a little uneven.For a spoof it’s misleadingly marketed, and too subtle for its own good, the poster looks like a conventional rom-com, which has caught romance fans out and caused a lot of negative feedback.

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Cue relationship talk and frat-friendly gross-out gags. Starring: Sasha Pieterse, Megan Mullally, Natasha Lyonne, Evanna Lynch Director: Darren Stein Released: 17 January 2014 When unassuming high-schooler Tanner is outed by his classmates, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend. 18th – They Came Together Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Ed Helms, Jack Mc Brayer Director: David Wain Released: 27 June 2014 Parody of rom-coms and their cliches.

Think ‘Sex in the City’ for dude-bro guys, taking the conventions of female rom-coms and centering them around male characters. Social warfare erupts between the clique queens who immediately pounce and makeover Tanner into their ideal arm candy, forcing him to choose between popularity and true friends – including his own B. When Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet, it’s hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant.

The writer-director is new and the script was on Hollywood’s Black List (of the best unproduced screenplays). But then right at the end…well you’ll just have to see.

Critics say the romantic scenes are formulaic and too little is at stake, while the comedy is forced. (Hint: Joel makes a big speech and they get back together.) From the director of ‘Role Models’ and ‘Wanderlust’, this is a reunion for the team behind ‘Wet Hot American Summer’.

Today we’re zoning in on all titles with a strong femme appeal, examining the biggest and best chick flicks of 2014 – either recent, new or coming soon.

Let us know in the comments what you’ve liked, or what you’re looking forward to.

20th – That Awkward Moment Starring: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. This may seem demeaning on the surface but critics have said it actually offers an admirable message of tolerance.

Jordan, Imogen Poots Director: Tom Gormican Released: 31 January 2014 (U. Dates) Romantic comedy about three male friends (Efron, Teller, Jordan) in Manhattan who make a pact to remain single just as they start falling in love. Reviews (82% on Rotten Tomatoes) have called it endearing, energetic and thoughtful, with solid satire along the lines of ‘Clueless’.

Both are based on ‘Sexual Perversity in Chicago’, the play that established David Mamet.