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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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At one point, Jennifer Aniston was shooting Friends (1994), Bruce Almighty (2003) and Along Came Polly (2004) at the same time. See more »


When Polly and Reuben are arguing in the boat, equipment can be seen reflected in the television on the wall to the left of Polly. This cannot be Reuben because he is completely opposite of Polly at the time. 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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References E! True Hollywood Story (1996) See more »


Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by The Staple Singers
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Kind of boring.
15 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this for free, thankfully, and wish it was better than it was, but it's really the same old stuff that movie studios seem to foist on us in the last ten years.

Ben Stiller and Jennifer Anniston play a couple who are opposites- and yet they are attracted to each other.

If that plot line doesn't take you by surprise and thrill you, the movie won't either.

Lots of sight gags and fart jokes. Halfway through the movie I began to realize that Ben Stiller really isn't that funny, but he tries VERY hard. And Jennifer Anniston really isn't that pretty, but her HAIR looks great. And Hank Azaria and Phillip Seymore Hoffman must have got paid a great deal of money to be in this kind of average ho-hum movie, I've come to expect more from them.

What was interesting was that I saw this after I saw American Splendor, which is a truly funny and original movie- and I compared the two in my head, and found myself wishing that the movie executives would be forced to sit through those two movies back to back- perhaps that would knock some sense into them and

they'd start making better movies with unknowns rather than this formulaic stuff that plays best on airplanes.

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