*1. Any film featuring a character named 'May'
2. A Scandinavian teen/coming of age film
*3. A film you…
Along Came Polly
For the most cautious man on Earth, life is about to get interesting.
Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller) is a guy who's spent his entire life playing it safe. Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston) 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.
Azealia Banks is the hero we all need.
The Blackhat of celebrities in post-Facebook media culture.
While it offers plenty of surface-level laughs, the other elements are half-baked and the no-nonsense anti-style of the filmmaking consistently sabotage the old tried-and-true three-act romance structure. Hoffman steals the show as the lovable and emotionally arrested sidekick.
What the fuck is up with this movie? Lmao.
I can't stand toilet humor. I could have done without that stupid shit. Outside of that, this is okay funny.
My fav scenes are the salsa dancing scenes. Aniston is so sexy here. I always thought she was pretty but damn, didn't know she was this sexy.
One of my guilty pleasure rom-coms. Phillip Seymour-Hoffman elevates this movie from good to really damn good.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's last attempt at a comedy thankfully. How old is Jennifer Aniston?
Es más divertida que la mayoría de películas de Jennifer Aniston.
Y Ben Stiller... pues bueno, haciendo de Ben Stiller.
You remember PSH at his comedic peak, but you forget how badly derivative this is of There's Something About Mary.
These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…