Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
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…
Nice little rom-com, giving some extra class by a performance from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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.
I forgot how much I enjoyed this movie, or really how much I enjoyed Phillip Seymour Hoffman in this movie, without him this movie would have been a bit average. Instead there were a lot of laughs and an interesting story to go along with it.
Stiller and Anniston have great chemistry, I just wish there were more consistent laughs throughout.
A rom-com this conventional and reliant on penis, diarrhea, and piss jokes digs itself a pretty big hole. Having solid to great performances from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer Aniston and Hank Azaria helps, but Along Came Polly doesn't bring much else to the table. There's just nothing unique or inventive here, and not enough funny moments. I cracked up at PSH's introduction, and even thinking about it makes me smile, but it only goes so far.
A common complaint about movies is that characters do things that are so outlandish that they don't even seem human. They overreact or change their minds quickly or are so set in their ways. Along Came Polly seems to be much more grounded in reality but in a way that might hurt the film. I had heard the basic premise of the movie when it came out ten years ago, so I was prepared for Ben Stiller to be super super cautious and Jennifer Aniston to be super crazy and irresponsible. And what I got was a guy who was pretty reserved (he doesn't love to dance - whoa!) and a lady who is only a little irresponsible (her apartment…
It truly warms my heart to see PSH in a role I haven't seen before. I'm glad I still have a few left to see of his...
Starting to dawn on me how fucked up the gender politics are in this movie. I really love John Hamburg's collabs with The Stiller Driller, but something about this movie really makes me uncomfortable. Ruben is a straight up creep who Ted Mosby's Polly into submission, and he's a hero for it. It's also CBR (Corny Beyond Repair), but Philip Seymour Hoffman and Hank Azaria are so great, Leland is a legitimately interesting supporting character, and it's kinda nice to see Aniston play a LITTLE against type. I don't know, let's call it a problematic fave.
Always a good choice
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 38 years old.