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Along Came Polly
- Ben Stiller

Overview - Writer-director John Hamburg (writer of ZOOLANDER and MEET THE PARENTS), teams once again with Ben Stiller to make an offbeat character study that is guaranteed to induce helpless laughter. Reuben, an overanxious insurance risk analyst (Stiller), weighs his every action by assessing pros and cons.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Writer-director John Hamburg (writer of ZOOLANDER and MEET THE PARENTS), teams once again with Ben Stiller to make an offbeat character study that is guaranteed to induce helpless laughter. Reuben, an overanxious insurance risk analyst (Stiller), weighs his every action by assessing pros and cons. He finds himself dumped on his honeymoon by fickle wife Lisa (Debra Messing) who runs off with Jacques, a nudist scuba instructor (Hank Azaria). A few days later, Reuben is back in New York at a pretentious gallery opening, wondering why he's bothering to test the waters so soon, when along comes Polly Price (Jennifer Aniston), a quirky, worldly, adventurous soul, whose only flaw appears to be a generalized lack of commitment. The formerly germ-obsessed, controlling Reuben is transformed by Polly's free spirit, her predilection for spicy food, and her pet ferret. Her love of salsa dancing makes him jealous and painfully uncomfortable. But his heart is aflame. Hamburg, who began his directorial career with SAFE MEN, has proven himself a reliable producer of charming realism and a brand of comedy comparable to that of the Farrelly brothers. Editor William Kerr has an extraordinary sense of comic timing, which gives ALONG CAME POLLY's funny factor a boost. Stiller's salsa solo is striking--the actor is actually an amazing dancer. Last but not least, Philip Seymour Hoffman (PUNCH DRUNK LOVE, FLAWLESS) nearly steals the show as Reuben's best friend Sandy Lyle who plays both Jesus and Judas in a community production of GODSPELL.

Cast List

John Hamburg
Ben Stiller - American director/actor, MEET THE PARENTS (2000)
Hank Azaria - Actor, THE SIMPSONS
Michael Shamberg
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Oscar-winning actor, CAPOTE, DOUBT
Philip S. Hoffman - Oscar-winning actor, CAPOTE, DOUBT
Dan Levine - Executive Producer, ALONG CAME POLLY (2004)
Stacey Sher
Alec Baldwin - American Actor, BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Alexander Rae Baldwin III - American Actor, BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Bryan Brown - Actor, THE THORN BIRDS
Seamus McGarvey - Director of Photography
Theodore Shapiro - Composer, YOU, ME AND DUPREE (2006)
Danny DeVito - American actor/director, HOFFA (1992)
Danny De Vito - American actor/director, HOFFA (1992)
Debra Messing - American actress, WILL & GRACE, THE WOMEN (2008)
Jennifer Aniston - American Actress, FRIENDS
Jane Bartelme - Executive Producer, BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE (2003)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 91
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192384325
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (sexual content, language, crude humor, and some drug references)
  • Release Date: February 2006

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Theatrical Release: January 16, 2004

Reviews:
"Aniston is always easy to watch in a comedy..." - 01/16/2004 USA Today, p.6E


"[W]hen Stiller acts like an obvious, uptight moron who has decided he's cool, he's extremely funny." - 01/23/2004 Entertainment Weekly, p.80-1


"Stiller is in his usual hilarious form....Equally effective is the terrific supporting cast..." - 03/01/2004 Box Office, p.30


"[A]miable and level-headed....ALONG CAME POLLY treats its characters with affection and compassion..." - 03/01/2004 Sight and Sound, p.38

 
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