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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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Gladys (as Kym E. Whitley)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


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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Release Date:

16 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Risk  »

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Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,450,825 (USA) (16 January 2004)


$1,223,723 (South Africa) (16 April 2004)

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Did You Know?


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. See more »


In a shot of Leland's boat, the wake of the camera boat is visible in the foreground. See more »


[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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Referenced in Family Guy: Whistle While Your Wife Works (2006) See more »


Written by Osvaldo Estivil (as Osvaldo Estivill Diaz)
Performed by Tito Puente
Courtesy of BMG U.S. Latin
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Along Came a Good Laugh
27 June 2004 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

The story's not overly engaging, but for some reason Along Came Polly is fun. Ben Stiller just has that knack of being able to embarass himself and we love him for it. You can't help but laugh. But the film is worth a look for Philip Seymour Hoffman, too, as the child actor still looking for recognition -- and work. The basketball court scene is great, but the best is his performance with a community theatre's production of Jesus Christ Superstar. If you've ever been in community theatre, or you've hung out with actors, you'll appreciate this.

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