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Along Came Polly (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 16 January 2004 (USA)
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A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate.

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John Hamburg

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John Hamburg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Reuben Feffer
Jennifer Aniston ... Polly Prince
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Sandy Lyle
Debra Messing ... Lisa Kramer
Alec Baldwin ... Stan Indursky
Hank Azaria ... Claude
Bryan Brown ... Leland Van Lew
Jsu Garcia ... Javier
Michele Lee ... Vivian Feffer
Bob Dishy ... Irving Feffer
Missi Pyle ... Roxanne
Judah Friedlander ... Dustin
Kevin Hart ... Vic
Masi Oka ... Wonsuk
Kym Whitley ... Gladys (as Kym E. Whitley)
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Storyline

Reuben Feffer thinks he's found the love of his life but on his honeymoon he discovers her cheating on him with a scuba instructor. Reuben travels back home to get his life on track. On a night out with best pal, Sandy Lyle, Reuben discovers an old school friend, Polly Prince. Reuben feels a connection straight away, and tries constantly to get her to like him. But it's not going to be easy for Reuben, especially when he spends his days calculating risks, and when someone unexpected turns up. Written by FilmFanUK

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For the most cautious man on Earth, life is about to get interesting.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, crude humor and some drug references | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

UIP France [France] | Universal

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,450,825, 18 January 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$88,097,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,963,386
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Stiller and Hank Azaria have previously worked together in Mystery Men (1999) See more »

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In various shots during the racquetball scene, the steadicam operator can clearly be seen reflected in the large window at the rear of the room. See more »

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[first lines]
Reuben Feffer: [practicing] I, Reuben, take you, Lisa... I, Reuben, take YOU, Lisa, to be my lawfully wedded wife. I do. I do.
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Funny, but not the funniest...
7 January 2006 | by PookyiscuteSee all my reviews

Once again, Ben Stiller gives us yet another comedy, about love, life and being an adult nerd. Yet, this sadly doesn't hold a candle to 'Something About Mary', which may have been his best movie of his career.

We begin the film, seeing Reuben (Stiller) marrying Lisa (Messing). After their reception they head to St. Bartes, for their honeymoon. While on the beach they meet a French scuba instructor who has offered to take them out on his boat. Rebuen declines because he has a nervous stomach, but he insists that his beautiful new bride go, to make her happy. When he returns later that day to the boat, he finds his wife cheating on him. Upset, and hurt, he flies home, depressed that he has not only lost his wife, but now has decisions to deal with because of hers.

Enter Polly. Several days after he returns to New York, his friend takes him to a party where he runs into a waitress (Aniston), whom he went to school with when he was in junior high. He calls her the next day and asks her out. Throughout the rest of the film, he learns how to deal with his phobias, irritations and just how to cut loose.

Each time I see this film, it somehow has the opposite effect on me as most, where as normally I grow to love the film more and more, each time I see it, this one actually, seems to get worse and worse with each viewing. It is funny, and it's not a bad film at all, it's clever and cute, it's just that it does tend to lose flavor each time you see it.

Aniston and Stiller were equally good in this, and I still recommend it. It's a light comedy, and not at all like, 'The Cable Guy' or 'There's Something About Mary'. So, if you're looking for films that were as dark or adult as those, you won't find it here. But, it still is cute and clever in its own way, so it might still be worth a watch. Plus, Alec Baldwin plays a small part, which is not to be missed.


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