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At Theaters: 1/16/2004 On Video: 6/8/2004
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 429907
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Reuben Feffer's best-laid plans for life and love careen wildly off track when his bride dumps him on their honeymoon for a muscle-bound scuba instructor. Stunned, humiliated and in the grip of acute indigestion, Reuben plans to play it safer than ever. But a chance encounter with an adventure-craving, childhood friend named Polly shoots him into a whirlwind of extreme sports.
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Comedy Romantic - This is a romantic comedy with a lot of crude, gross-out gags--which makes the film inappropriate for children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ben Stiller DUPLEX, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, ZOOLANDER
Jennifer Aniston BRUCE ALMIGHTY, THE GOOD GIRL, ROCK STAR
Philip Seymour Hoffman 25TH HOUR, PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE
Debra Messing HOLLYWOOD ENDING, THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
Hank Azaria AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS, MYSTERY ALASKA, MYSTERY MEN
Wri/Dir: John Hamburg SAFE MEN
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 10 S-words, 3 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: One sex scene; some unrelated nudity.
VIOLENCE: A violent game of racquetball.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol drinking.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Lots of slapstick and gross-out gags.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Every truly successful raunchy romantic comedy has at its heart a couple worth rooting for. This one doesn't. It's hard to dismiss the film because it offers enough laughs to compensate for the lukewarm romance, but one can't help wishing the filmmakers had concerned themselves a little more with chemistry and less with biology.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average But it doesn't work out that way in Along Came Polly, a movie where a lot of things don't work out, including, alas, the movie itself.

USA Today Full Review
Average The civilized running time and breezy editing between scattershot plot threads keep the attention in a superficial way, and it would be misstating the case to deny that the movie has some chuckles (the kind that don't linger). Trouble is, it isn't just Polly who comes along: Lots of extraneous matter does, too.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 257 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
13
High
92%
13-19Teens (F)
31
Very High
90%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
36
High
92%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
56
Very High
96%
30+Adults (M)
44
Fairly High
93%
30+Adults (F)
77
Fairly High
94%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 257 moviegoer opinions. About three-quarters of the moviegoers enjoyed the movie very much rating it "Very Good" or higher. The teen and twentysomething groups enjoyed it the most. In all groups there were approximately the same percentage who thought it was at least an OK movie, rating it "Good" and "Fair." There were just a few who didn't care for it.

I would say your chances of enjoying Along Came Polly are quite good, especially if you are a young female.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Reuben Feffer (BEN STILLER) has made a fine life—and a good career—out of playing it safe. The star risk assessor for a leading insurance firm, Reuben is an expert on minimizing danger—nothing ventured, nothing lost. Polly Prince (JENNIFER ANISTON) plays her life like a game of chance, taking joy from the serendipity that a rolling stone existence brings her. There's always another opportunity—a new job, yet another apartment in another city—should this one not work out. No biggie…next. So when a chance meeting puts Reuben and Polly at the same party, the recently (and extremely) jilted Reuben decides that for once, chance may just be on his side. Dating Polly might be the answer to getting his life back on track—she's attractive, fresh, funny—and after all, the two knew each other in seventh grade, when they were both delegates in the Model U.N. together. Just how much can a person change? Well, Polly probably didn't have tattoos in junior high. Or have a penchant for spicy food, steamy salsa dancing or collecting tokens from boyfriends past…like the near-blind ferret she picked up in Italy. And Reuben—his propensity to plan everything in his life may not have been as all-encompassing in middle school, nor his compulsion with living in the middle of the road as pronounced. But even in the middle of the road, Reuben finds that there are bound to be bumps—like indigestible food, scary children's stories, sight-impaired house pets. Life is risky, and so is love…and with Polly along for the ride, could one expect (or enjoy) anything less?
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