Along Came Polly

Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35

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Critic Reviews

  1. Its story is paint-by- numbers...But it's funny, and funny covers a lot of sins.
  2. Is Along Came Polly a great film? No, probably not, but it is a very amusing one.
  3. Along Came Polly is nothing if not a chick flick for guys.
  4. So familiar you may have moments of deja vu.
  5. 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.
  6. The best reason to see Along Came Polly is the supporting cast.
  7. 63
    Has plenty of funny moments, but there's no chemistry between stars Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston. It's hard to accept that these two characters are, or even could be, in love. So, while the film is pleasant and sporadically entertaining, it can't be considered an unequivocal success.
  8. [Hoffman] gives gross-out comedy a whole new depth.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 29
  2. Negative: 14 out of 29
  1. 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. Full Review »
  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. Full Review »
  3. Oct 29, 2014
    6
    Reuben Feffer (Stiller) is a risk assessment manager who has played everything safe his entire life. When he catches his fiance in aReuben Feffer (Stiller) is a risk assessment manager who has played everything safe his entire life. When he catches his fiance in a compromising position with her scuba diving instructor he returns home heartbroken and unsure how to get his life back in order. Taking advice from his boss and friend he soon runs into the risk-taking, and slightly crazy, Polly (Aniston).

    Anyone that has seen this type of movie before (particularly the superior 'Theres Something About Mary') will know exactly what to expect, namely all manner of crazy scenarios in which Ben Stiller is able to do what Ben Stiller does, and that includes the now mandatory silly dance. There are a number of funny moments throughout this movie, many provided by the excellent Philip Seymour Hoffman as a washed up 80's movie star, and for any men in the audience Aniston is as gorgeous as ever. It is however hard not to feel that you have seen it all before.
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