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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.
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.
You know what? I don't care. "Along Came Polly" is a charming, sweet romantic comedy with big laughs and a great cast. Call it a guilty pleasure, but I am unabashedly entertained by this movie.
3 stars simply because of Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Anal retentive insurance man seeks a second chance in a free-wheeling schoolmate after he gets dumped by his wife during honeymoon. Directed by "Meet the Parents" scribe John Hamburg, rom-com strives a bit to sell a story calculated to exploit Stiller's knack for awkward humour, and relies too much on gross-out gags à la Farrelly bros., but still does deliver its laboured share of laughs. Aniston and Hoffman help a great deal in making you forget how contrived some situations are.
following the success of Something About Mary, Ben Stiller try's his luck at romantic comedy yet again in this John Hamburg classic. After watching this movie in 2004 and then again now in 2015, a lot has changed in the way of comedy and watching this movie now it seems more romantic then comedy.
Ben Stiller plays Ruben, a risk insurance specialist who just came out of a marriage to his long time love who cheated on him. Along the path of his recovery he stumbles upon a vivacious beauty in Polly played by Jennifer Aniston. The story centers around how this awkward gentleman and this wild untamed beauty can somehow find the uncommon ground and fall in love. But…
Philip Seymour Hoffman is an actor who has only made it big in one movie, and is trying to rekindle his former greatness starting with a community production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Unfortunately this rags to riches tale (perfectly judged by PSH - he steals every scene he is in) is spoiled by some run-of-the-mill rom com story involving Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.
Along Came Polly is a film about two people, who well don't go together very well at all. There is no doubting this is funny, and can be kind of good at times, but all in all it is too shaky and not well made enough to produce something more. It is even well played too, everyone contributes as much as they can but with a poor script and directing too, this is one movie overall I found to be average.
I think the reason I found this average is that it feels too rushed and as if the people behind this just tried too fast to make a quick cash taking rom-com with little thought or heart. You know…
PSH is so hilarious in this. Alec Baldwin is also great, almost as great as what he did with his part in 'The Departed'. Constant laughs, some lulls, but mainly laughs.
Not really the worst movie but incredibly forgettable. The only good thing I have to say about it is Aniston looks cute in this. Other than that I'm fairly certain I'm going to forget I ever saw this movie and this review will be the one shred of evidence that I actually did see this.... or did I?
Nota = 5
Philip Seymour Hoffman is Hilarious in this!!
Raindance! White chocolate!
Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 37 years old.
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