Along Came Polly

PLOT:

Risk-averse Reuben Feffer, whose best-laid plans for life and love careen wildly off-track when his bride dumps him on their honeymoon for a muscle-bound scuba instructor. Stunned, humiliated and in the grip of acute indigestion, Reuben plans to play it safer than ever. But a chance adventure with an adventure-craving childhood friend named Polly, shoots him into a whirlwind of extreme sports, spicy foods, ferrets, salsa dancing and living in the moment.

What people are saying:

“One of Stiller’s weakest efforts. Not really any believable chemistry between these two though of course Jen looked good. And PSH is always solid.” 2 stars

“Along Came Polly is not a comedy that shoots for the stars and is perfectly happy living on the lower rungs of the ladder; but it is an enjoyably, stupid comedy. The story is incredibly played-out and the neurotic character Stiller always plays is growing increasingly more annoying and you know exactly how his character is going to make a fool of himself throughout. Aniston gets a change of pace from her bombshell persona and plays a ditzy, flake who never thinks too hard about the next step; which was refreshing. Hands down the best character is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s, Sandy Lyle who’s a washed-up, former actor still thinking he’s a big deal because he was in one hit movie! Seriously, his scenes are absolute gold and his physical performance is commendable as well. It’s at best a rental and you watch it at home with your family/loved one and you laugh, and then forget all about it; but it is a competent film.” 3 stars

“The plot is weak, even for a rom-com, the characters are as well fleshed out as a 3 panel comic strip and most of the comedy is centred around toilets and perspiration. There is some entertainment to be had in there, and the pacing is pretty swift, but I very much doubt anyone will want to watch this more than once.” 1 1/2 stars

“Honestly, not too bad of a movie. One of the few romantic comedies I enjoyed, and any guy will enjoy. Pretty funny. Ben Stiller slowly becomes a dead weight on the movie and by films end, your glad it’s over. Aniston and Stiller don’t really make a believable couple on screen. But all in all it’s a not too bad of a movie, ” 3 out of 5 stars

“Err…it was tolerable. I dunno, I don’t really care for these generic rom coms. The best parts were Philip Seymour Hoffman and the blind ferret. But movies like these don’t deserve alot of acknowledgement or in-depth reviews…at least not from me. It was a good effort, that failed in terms of originality. No thanks.” 2 stars

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