Along Came Polly

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"For the most cautious man on Earth, life is about to get interesting."
  • PG-13
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.0  (142,910)
  • 44

Along Came Polly is a 2004 romantic comedy starring Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, and Debra Messing. The film tells the story of Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller), a cautious and risk-averse insurance underwriter who, on his honeymoon, discovers that his wife Lisa (Debra Messing) has been cheating on him with their scuba diving instructor (Hank Azaria).

After returning home to New York City, Reuben is forced to re-evaluate his life and take chances. Enter Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston), an old classmate of Reuben's who is everything he's not: spontaneous, outgoing, and carefree. The two quickly hit it off, and Reuben is forced to confront his fears and let go of his need for control.

As Reuben and Polly's relationship progresses, they face a number of obstacles. Reuben's former boss (Alec Baldwin) wants him to take on a major account, but he's not sure he's ready to take on that level of risk. Polly, meanwhile, has her own issues to deal with, including a commitment-phobic ex-boyfriend (Bryan Brown) who won't leave her alone.

Throughout the film, Stiller and Aniston deliver strong performances and have great chemistry on screen. Stiller's character is chock-full of neuroses and anxieties, while Aniston's character is free-spirited and spontaneous, making for some great comedic moments. And while the film certainly has its fair share of laughs, it also has some sweet, heartfelt moments that make it more than just a typical rom-com.

One of the film's standout moments comes when Polly invites Reuben to a salsa dance class. Reuben, being the awkward and cautious individual that he is, is initially hesitant to give it a try, but eventually he lets his guard down and has a great time. This scene does a great job of illustrating Reuben's character arc and shows just how much he's changed over the course of the film.

Another memorable moment comes when Polly takes Reuben to a seafood restaurant, only to discover that he's allergic to shellfish. In a panic, Reuben attempts to make a run for it, but ends up locked in the restaurant's bathroom. What follows is a hilarious sequence in which Reuben attempts to escape while Polly tries to reassure him that everything will be okay.

Overall, Along Came Polly is a light and enjoyable romantic comedy that's perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Stiller and Aniston make a great team, and the film's supporting cast (which includes messengers, Eileen Essel, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and more) add some much-needed comic relief. While the film may not break any new ground in terms of its genre, it's a fun watch that's sure to leave you with a smile on your face.

Along Came Polly is a 2004 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 44.

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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (142,910)
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