Usually I don’t review romantic comedies, but when I do, I make sure that they are pretty damn good. Along Came Polly is another classic romantic comedy from the golden period of this genre 1998-2006, following the accepted formula: one guy playing it safe and one girl playing it pretty wild (although this is mainstream wild, not really wild). I think that Ben Stiller is perfect for movies like this, he plays the good guy so convincingly that I think that he should receive an Oscar. Playing his friend is Philip Seymour Hoffman, who’s an amazing actor which he proved by showing his comedic skills (I especially liked his basketball shouts), and of course the girl next door that you wanna bang Jennifer Aniston. As a bonus we get ripped Hank Azaria (Moe, Wiggum, Apu from Simpsons) with his scubaaa routine that is hilarious. With an average main story and a lot of gags and funny scenes (bathroom, basketball…) Along Came Polly is definitely worth a viewing, check it out…

Reuben Feffer works as a risk analyst in a big company and he has lived his whole life by the rules and playing it safe. Now he is finally married to the love of his life Lisa Kramer and they immediately after the wedding fly to St. Barts for a romantic honey moon in a tropical paradise. Of course, this would be a boring movie if something awkward did not happen, and when Reuben caught Lise doing it with their scuba diving instructor his whole world falls apart. He decides to return to their newly bought apartment while Lise stays at St. Barts trying to figure out what she wants(well, I think she made it pretty clear). Reubens best friend Sandy tries to cheer him up by taking him to a gallery where he meets Polly, a waitress who is living her life to the max (yeah right)…

Director: John Hamburg

Cast: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing, Alec Baldwin, Hank Azaria

Fun Facts: Ben Stiller mentioned while on a talk show promoting the film that the ferret bit him a couple of times during production, including one time latching onto his chin.


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