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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 »

Also Known As:

Risk See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,721,185, 18 January 2004

Gross USA:

$88,097,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,171,424
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to an interview, Jennifer Aniston stated that the reasons she worked on this film was both to work with her friend Ben Stiller and to dance the salsa. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie there is a shot of an airplane landing at the St. Barts airport on a runway with a displaced threshold (area of runway with arrows). St. Barts does not have a runway with a displaced threshold. See more »

Quotes

[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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"Raindance!"
18 July 2005 | by moviemanMASee all my reviews

Ben Stiller is known for wacky characters such as White Goodman from Dodgeball, Tony Perkis in Heavy Weights, and the male model known as Derek Zoolander in Zoolander. But his other roles have been the quiet yet hysterical characters like Gaylord 'Greg' Focker in Meet the Parents and Meet the Focker's. This type of character is perfect for Stiller.

In Along Came Polly, Stiller stars as Reuben Feffer, the neurotic, slightly OCD risk-insurance salesman who looks at the outcome of a situation before getting involved. He decides whether or not a person is too much of a liability. Recently married to Lisa Kramer (Debra Messing), who on their honeymoon, decides to "get it on" with the scuba instructor (Hank Azaria). Fleeing back to the states, he meets up with his long time friend Sandy Lyle (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). He was a star actor but now is a has been who tries to go back to the top. For starters, he will be headlining the community theater production of Jesus Christ Superstar...as Judas.

Now that Reuben is back, he is "free", but isn't ready for a relationship. Since he is still actually married, he decides to just lay low, until he meets an old friend from junior high. Enter Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston), the free spirited, total opposite of Reuben who will flip his world upside down. Even though they seem to be on the opposite sides of the love spectrum, Reuben is crazy for her...hesitant...but still into it.

What makes this movie work is the combination of wacky humor and romance. Hoffman is hysterical as Lyle who thinks he is the cats meow. With his life being filmed for a feature on his life, Lyle is confident and even tries to be Reuben's mentor. Although they don't see eye to eye with certain issues, the two have a sort of brotherly bond that lasts thru thick and thin. Aniston is great as Polly and with the addition of Stiller, the two become a great duo, feeding off of each other's energy.

This movie is a great date flick and is even a good film to just pop in once and a while. Ben Stiller is on a roll with making movies these days and this is no exception. Along Came Polly is fantastic and worth watching. Another triumph for Stiller...and as Sandy Lyle once said, "Let it rain!"


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