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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. Its story is paint-by- numbers...But it's funny, and funny covers a lot of sins.
  2. Polly works best when writer-director John Hamburg gets his mind out of the water closet, and it's in there about two-fifths of the way. The rest of the time, he's assembling a hit-and-miss comedy with reasonable numbers of laughs and lots of personality from its two leads.
  3. 60
    Hamburg's smartypants banter is a bit spotty, but the bathroom humor, of all things, hits the mark, and Stiller's trademark wide-eyed bafflement wins the day again.
  4. 50
    Firmly ensconced among the forgettables in Stiller's career, a generic romantic comedy of the one-from-column-A, one-from-column-B variety.
  5. Recycles gags from various, more successful gross-out and romantic comedies, but without any zest or imagination.
  6. 40
    The film is sporadically amusing, especially early on. But as the gross-outs dwindle, one is left to contemplate if Stiller has always been this neckless and to wonder just why Aniston wastes her summer vacation on junk such as this.
  7. Weak acting, even by Hoffman. Aniston is so far above this material she should never, ever have signed on.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 14 out of 29
  1. Sep 1, 2014
    7
    I never understood why no one believed in Jen Aniston and Ben Stiller. I loved it, every step of the way. And I keep going back for seconds,I never understood why no one believed in Jen Aniston and Ben Stiller. I loved it, every step of the way. And I keep going back for seconds, thirds, etc. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2012
    7
    Give this one some credit. It's a funny, light-hearted rom-com that manages not make us angry about its cliches. We just sit in and let it flyGive this one some credit. It's a funny, light-hearted rom-com that manages not make us angry about its cliches. We just sit in and let it fly by, and we're content when it ends. Why? Because we weren't expecting much to begin with. Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2014
    6
    The movie has it's laugh,and the actors are not that bad but Ben Stiller can do better than this.The movie is too predictable,even PhilipThe movie has it's laugh,and the actors are not that bad but Ben Stiller can do better than this.The movie is too predictable,even Philip Seymour Hoffman can't save the movie. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2013
    6
    Enjoyable enough for what you except it to be. Jennifer Aniston's presence is always easy to watch while Ben Stiller can be obnoxious.Enjoyable enough for what you except it to be. Jennifer Aniston's presence is always easy to watch while Ben Stiller can be obnoxious. Predictable as any romantic comedy can be. Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2011
    5
    ALONG CAME POLLY is a sometimes-funny, average Ben Stiller film. Keep in mind he was also working on MEET THE FOCKERS and DODGEBALL in 2004,ALONG CAME POLLY is a sometimes-funny, average Ben Stiller film. Keep in mind he was also working on MEET THE FOCKERS and DODGEBALL in 2004, so you can't expect much. Expand
  6. Jun 10, 2014
    4
    Along Came Polly: 4 out of 10: Welcome to Dharma and Greg the movie. Some stupendously unoriginal ideas meet Ben Stiller going to the FarrellyAlong Came Polly: 4 out of 10: Welcome to Dharma and Greg the movie. Some stupendously unoriginal ideas meet Ben Stiller going to the Farrelly Brothers' well once to often.

    For example blind sweater wearing ferrets are not funny or cute for that matter and what ganja toking screenwriter would think so. (John Hamburg actually who penned the much funnier Zoolander as well as Meet the Parents)

    The bathroom humor is not funny and kills the romantic plot. Stiller uses a decorative bath towel instead of toilet paper on a first date with Jennifer Aniston. The fact that they have a second date pushes this movie into the realm of science fiction. I've known woman to end a ten-year marriage for less.

    Some ideas were funny on their own (Philip Seymour Hoffman's child actor character for example) but not nearly enough are done with them and we are quickly back to Dharma and Greg um excuse me Stiller and Aniston. Actually if it wasn't for Hoffman as well as Alec Baldwin's Jewish boss character and Bryan Brown's Australian eccentric there wouldn't have been much of a laugh during the entire film.

    It's pretty sad when you are wishing the leads would leave the screen so we can get back to the funny stuff. (Though Anniston does look hot in her PG-13 sex scene.

    The director (John Hamburg again) cut Debra Messing's rap song as not in tone with the film (seen in deleted scenes). He was right it wasn't in tone with the rest of the film. It was freaking hilarious. More outrageously funny scenes and less of the usual Stiller stick and romantic plot would have been welcome.
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  7. Jan 2, 2012
    1
    Without its major silliness it would've had heart and some good performances. But sadly it is too raunchy to be taken seriously at all. I giveWithout its major silliness it would've had heart and some good performances. But sadly it is too raunchy to be taken seriously at all. I give this movie 16%. Yeah don't see this. Expand

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