Universal Pictures | Release Date: January 16, 2004
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Trev29Jul 3, 2013
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.
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drlowdonOct 29, 2014
Reuben 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 hisReuben 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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Spielberg00Sep 2, 2011
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.
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Meth-dudeAug 13, 2014
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 Philip Seymour Hoffman can't save the movie.
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juliankennedy23Jun 10, 2014
Along 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
Along 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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