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Along Came Polly (Widescreen Edition) (2004)

Comedy and Drama movie directed by John Hamburg

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Mildly (very mildly) Entertaining

  • Jun 27, 2004
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Frankly this is a pretty silly movie and Ben Stiller has definitely made better, like Meet the Parents.

Along Came Polly is a lighthearted romantic comedy, but more in the slapstick fashion that Stiller is known for, than say, the slightly more serious romantic comedy's of Hugh Grant. The movie revolves around the throwing together of an unlikely couple in Stiller's character - a nerdy risk assessment analyst for an insurance company who is very risk adverse, and Polly Prince, played by Jennifer Ansiton, who is a carefree spirit who flits around from place to place.

The movie itself is entertaining enough for a late night with nothing else much to do and does have its charms and funny moments. The bathroom humor and banality of some of the scenes would have been annoying had I not been sitting comfortably at home watching this. Overall it's not that good of a movie and not one of Stiller's best. But it is good for a few laughs.

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review by . April 29, 2009
This movie is pretty typical of the types of movies I have seen Ben Stiller in. If you liked Duplex or Meet the Parents, than this is the movie for you. If not you will probably not like this movie.     Stiller plays a risk manager for an insurance firm. At the beginning of the film he has a big wedding and goes off on his honeymoon. On the first day, he and his wife are invited by a nude instructor to go scuba diving. Stiller afraid to take any type of risk, tells his wife(who …
review by . June 13, 2005
This movie is pretty typical of the types of movies I have seen Ben Stiller in. If you liked Duplex or Meet the Parents, than this is the movie for you. If not you will probably not like this movie.    Stiller plays a risk manager for an insurance firm. At the beginning of the film he has a big wedding and goes off on his honeymoon. On the first day, he and his wife are invited by a nude instructor to go scuba diving. Stiller afraid to take any type of risk, tells his wife(who …
review by . January 18, 2004
Pros: Good cast chemistry, funny throughout, Philip Seymour Hoffman     Cons: Been done before, Ben Stiller is the same in all his flicks     The Bottom Line: An average movie with some comedy... Ben Stiller is the same in all of his movies. Everyone else is pretty good. Wait for DVD!     In the wake of so many failed romantic comedies, production companies seem to have shied away from this genre which once flourished at the box office. …
review by . January 18, 2004
Pros: Good cast chemistry, funny throughout, Philip Seymour Hoffman     Cons: Been done before, Ben Stiller is the same in all his flicks     The Bottom Line: An average movie with some comedy... Ben Stiller is the same in all of his movies. Everyone else is pretty good. Wait for DVD!     In the wake of so many failed romantic comedies, production companies seem to have shied away from this genre which once flourished at the box office. …
review by . January 15, 2004
Pros: Good Laughs and Stiller.     Cons: Is Predictable.     The Bottom Line: A funny, and entertaining film that will make you smile.     On what should be the happiest day of his life Rueben Feffer (Ben Stiller) is unaware of the change his life is about to take. On the first day of his Honeymoon in St.Barts, Rueben’s world comes crashing down around him when he finds his wide Lisa (Debra Messing), in the throws of passion with a …
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Opposites are forced to attract inAlong Came Polly, a dose of featherweight fluff that could've been better and could've been worse--surely no pairing of Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston can be a complete waste of time, right? Faint praise indeed, but fans of these mainstream funny-folk will enjoy this movie as a lazy-weekend distraction. Ben's a newlywed insurance risk-assessment analyst whose wife (Debra Messing, in a throwaway role) betrays him on their honeymoon. His uptight, play-it-safe lifestyle (which includes acute aversion to germs and irritable bowel syndrome) makes him seemingly incompatible with the spontaneous, free-spirited Polly (Aniston), but writer-director John Hamburg (whose writing credits include the previous Stiller hitsMeet the ParentsandZoolander) is determined to give them at least theappearanceof romantic potential. No such luck. You will, however, get a few laughs from supporting players Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bryan Brown, and Alec Baldwin.--Jeff Shannon
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Director: John Hamburg
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 16, 2004
Screen Writer: John Hamburg
DVD Release Date: June 8, 2004
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios
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