Paul Rudd Pt. 1

  • Aired:  06/26/14
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Paul Rudd chats about his movie "They Came Together" and its satirical take on romantic comedies. (5:58)

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYONE.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS ANAWARD-WINNING ACTOR WHO STARS IN

THE NEW ROMANTIC COMEDY CALLEDTHEY CAME TOGETHER.

I'M GOING TO TEAR HIM APART.

PLEASE WELCOME PAUL RUDD.

HEY, PAUL.

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> Stephen: NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> NICE TO SEE YOU, TOO.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU FORWEARING TWEED IN JUNE.

>> SEEMED LIKE THE WRONG CHOICE.

>> Stephen: IT IS BALLSY INTHAT I'M GUESSING YOU'RE

SWEATING YOUR BALLS OFF RIGHTNOW.

YOU ARE CORRECT, SIR.

>> Stephen: FOR THE FEW PEOPLEIN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE WHO

MAY NOT KNOW IT, YOU'RE ANAWARD-WINNING ACTOR/WRITER

PRODUCER, BEST KNOWNFOR "40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN" AND

"CLUELESS."

YOU HAVE A NEW MOVIE CALLED"THEY CAME TOGETHER."

IT COMES OUT TOMORROW.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE A DIRTY MOVIE.

IS THERE ANY HARDCORE ACTION INTHIS?

>> SURPRISINGLY NO.

BUT THE TITLE IS MEANT TO INFERIT I'D SAY.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

WHY DON'T YOU JUST SAY THERE ISHARD CORE ACTION IN IT.

>> THERE'S A TON OF IT.

IT IS...

>> STEPHEN: YOU GO TO BONETOWN?

>> YOU GO TO BONETOWN.

STAY IN BONETOWN FOR ABOUT 80MINUTES.

>> Stephen: THAT'S NICE.

THAT'S KIND OF IMPRESSIVE.

[LAUGHTER]I GOT A TWO-PART QUESTION.

WHAT IS THE MOVIE ABOUT, ANDGIVEN OUR MODERN OVERSCHEDULED

LIVES, THAT LEAVE US SO LITTLETIME TO READ BOOKS OR EVEN BE

WITH LOVED ONES, SHOULDPEOPLE BE GOING TO MOVIES?

[LAUGHTER]>> I THINK THAT'S A VERY VALID

QUESTION.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU.

>> TO MAKE IT EASIER, YOU CANWATCH IT ON YOUR PHONE.

IT'S AVAILABLE ON ALL PHONESTOMORROW, AND YOU... I DON'T

THINK YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTIONTO IT.

HERE'S THE THING, THE MOVIE ISPAPER THIN.

THERE'S NO SUBSTANCE HERE ATALL.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

ME LIKEY.

>> YOU CAN KIND OF HALF PAYATTENTION TO YOUR CHILDREN.

YOU CAN KIND OF HALF PAYATTENTION TO MAKING DINNER, AND

YOU CAN JUST WATCH... AND IT'SQUICK.

FLIES BY.

>> Stephen: CAN YOU REALLY GETTHIS ON YOUR PHONE?

>> YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET IT ONYOUR PHONE BECAUSE ALL MOVIES

ARE AVAILABLE ON PHONES NOW.

>> Stephen: I COULD WATCH ITWHILE I'M DRIVING.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: IT'S THE LASTTHING I SEE BEFORE I GO OFF THE

ABUTMENT, YOU AND AMY POEHLERGOING TO BONE TOWN.

>> AND YOU CAN TEXT SOMEBODYWHILE YOU'RE WATCHING.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE OPENINGAGAINST "TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF

DISTINCTION."

>> TO SAY OUR MOVIE ISCOMPETITION... I KNOW YOU'RE

SAYING TRANSFORMERS ISCOMPETITION TO US.

>> Stephen: YES, IT IS.

>> I FEEL AS THOUGH THAT'S ANINSULT TO THE WORD COMPETITION.

>> Stephen: WHAT ARE YOUTALKING ABOUT?

THIS IS YOU.

THIS IS AMY POEHLER, DAVID WAIN,

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, SAMEGUY

>> IT'S A VERY, VERY SOLID ANDFUNNY CAST.

ED HELMS.

MICHAEL IAN BLACK.

A LOT OF REALLY FUNNY PEOPLE.

MANY OTHERS THAT I'M NOTEVEN MENTIONING.

>> Stephen: WHY ARE YOU NOTMENTIONING THEM?

DO YOU NOT LIKE THEM?

DO YOU NOT CARE FOR THEM?

>> THEY KNOW WHY.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

>> BUT IT'S A LITTLE BIT META INTHE WAY SOME OF DAVID'S FILMS

ARE, LIKE "WET HOT AMERICANSUMMER."

>> Stephen: LET'S SHOW THEPEOPLE WHAT YOU MEAN.

LET'S WATCH THE CLIP.

>> SO MOLLY, HOW DID YOU TWOMEET?

>> OH BOY, IT'S A LONG STORY.

>> WE GOT TIME.

WAITER.

MORE WINE.

>> WELL, KIND OF A CORNYROMANTIC COMEDY KIND OF STORY.

>> THAT IS TRUE.

>> HOW SO?

>> WELL, JOEL IS A TYPICALROMANTIC COMEDY LEADING MAN.

HE'S HANDSOME BUT IN ANON-THREATENING WAY.

VAGUELY BUT NOT OVERTLY JEWISH.

>> YOU'RE RIGHT.

JUST JEWISH ENOUGH.

>> AND MOLLY IS THE KIND OF CUTEKLUTZY GIRL THAT WILL DRIVE YOU

A LITLTLE CRAZY BUT YOU CAN'THELP BUT FALL IN LOVE WITH HER.

>> OKAY.

WE HAVE OUR MAIN CHARACTERS.

>> NOT QUITE.

THERE WAS ANOTHER CHARACTER JUSTAS IMPORTANT AS THE TWO OF US,

NEW YORK CITY.

>> AH.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Stephen: SO IT'S A MOVIE

ABOUT WHAT MOVIES ARE LIKE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

WELL, WE'RE KIND OF POKING FUNAT THE TROPES OF A

WELL-ESTABLISHED CONVENTION.

SOMETHING I THINK YOUR AUDIENCEIS FAMILIAR.

WITH.

>> IT'S LIKE SERVING A MEAL THATIS SOMETHING LIKE FOOD, LIKE A

HOT DOG.

>> WE'RE PRESENTING SOMETHINGTHAT'S ALMOST LIKE A MOVIE.

BUT IT DOES TEND TO KIND OF...

>> Stephen: IT SOUNDS LIKETHAT'S ALMOST AN ATTACK ON

ROMANTIC COMEDIES.

>> IT'S NOT AN ATTACK ONROMANTIC COMEDIES.

AT THE SAME TIME, IT IS A BIT OFAN HOMAGE, BUT AS KIND OF...

[LAUGHTER]>> Stephen: IT'S AN HOMAGE.

>> IT'S A TOOTHLESS ATTACK BUT AVICIOUS HOMAGE.

>> Stephen: WOW

I LOVE IT.

THAT'S WONDERFUL.

>> IT'S SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE.

AND THEN JUST AS WE'RE POKINGFUN AT THESE THINGS THAT YOU'VE

SEEN A HUNDRED TIME, IT WILLVEER OFF INTO JUST

WEIRDSVILLE, WHERE A SCENEWILL EVOLVE OR DEVOLVE INTO

SOMETHING JUST BIZARRE THAT HASNOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING.

>> Stephen: WOW.

MUCH LIKE THE TRANSFORMERSMOVIE.

PERFECT.

PERFECT.

>> YOU SEE.

>> Stephen: THAT IS HOW YOUPUT ASSES IN THE SEATS, PAUL

RUDD.

>> SUCK ON THAT, MICHAEL BAY.

>> Stephen: CAN YOU STICKAROUND FOR A MINUTE, BECAUSE I

THINK WE NEED MORE OF THIS.

CAN YOU STICK AROUND?

>> I'VE GOT TO GO.

>> Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHTBACK WITH MORE PAUL RUDD.

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