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Reuben Feffer is a guy who's spent his entire life playing it safe. Polly Prince is irresistible as a free-spirit who lives for the thrill of the moment. When these two comically mismatched souls collide, Reuben's world is turned upside down, as he makes an uproarious attempt to change his life from middle-of-the-road to totally-out-there.
It's far from one of the best rom-coms out there and it's neither memorable nor particularly funny, but it gets 3 stars for 3 simple reasons...
A while ago, there was a version of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame uploaded onto Youtube that had all the gargoyle scenes edited out.
Long story short, they should implement the same treatment with this film except reversed: edit out every scene except those with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
A solid romantic comedy with appealing leads and a his-character-deserves-his-own-film appearance by Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Hamburg's "Along Came Polly" is a likable piece of work. Starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston as a couple rebounding together after the collapse of the former's marriage, the film is lively and engaging. Stiller and Aniston have enough chemistry to make the whole thing an appealing experience.
"Along Came Polly" revolves around Stiller's straight-laced Ruben and Aniston's more relaxed Polly. Striking up a relationship when Ruben's marriage falls apart, the two take the audience through enjoyable odd-couple and opposites-attract comedy beats. The breaking down of structured Ruben into someone looser is entertaining, and, though Ruben and Polly are not really a couple in…
It is quite easy to dismiss Along Came Polly as derivative and simplistic, it relishes on its cliches that conveys almost to none in self-awareness of its familiar genre tropes, yet the film stands firm as loveable and efficient. I found myself cuddling at the nearest pillow, finding comfort in the warmth that radiates from its simple narrative; a recent newlywed, Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller), finds his wife in bed with another on the first day of their honeymoon, returns to his hometown, New York City, viewed by everybody as a victim, a wounded bird that needs to be nurtured after such a betrayal. Feffer finds hope and romance in the stumbling of Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston), an attractive wayward…
Replace Ben Stiller.
This actually isn't that bad a film. It has some good comedy and stars the absolutely brilliant Mr. Hoffman who is just hilarious in every single scene he's in.
And then there are the scenes with Ben Stiller, which unfortunately comprise about 90% of the film. He does what he always does and it annoys the crap out of me. Replace him with any semi-talented comedian and this film would have been great.
Oh, and if I ever have to see yet another scene with Ben Stiller getting in trouble on a toilet I think that vein in my head that starts throbbing every time I see him will finally pop.
Nice little rom-com, giving some extra class by a performance from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
a man of few words
First experience of Aniston outside of Rachel in Friends. In this film she plays Phoebe.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman made this shit funny.
No es la mejor película del mundo, pero es entretenida.
Okay, I will be the first to admit that my intake of rom-com's recently is not only unhealthy, but incredibly lazy also. With working quite a few nights again recently, and trade up meaning I actually have to work, I am getting home later and later, and increasingly more tired. This means that not only have my rewatches increased in frequency of late, as have my easy watching choices. This is by no means a slur on 'Along Came Polly', but I remembered I had laughed a few times, and enjoyed it, especially because of the late, great, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Along Came Polly is nothing new in the grand designs of rom-com's, in fact, I can think of another…
This was really funny.
Yet another forgettable 2000's romcom, but with Philip Seymour Hoffman in it. I love his yelling and his singing and his dancing. 10/10.
Really enjoyable and loved the characters!
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