Along Came Polly
Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller, Debra Messing
Jen plays her usual goofball, yet lovable, character in this film as Polly Prince. She doesn’t come into the film straight away, as we are busy watching Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller) and Lisa Cramer (Debra Messing) on their honeymoon. You’ll see how that ends up!
Reuben eventually meets up with Polly who is an old school friend – ‘boy meets girl’. Their romance is unlikely because they are not suited – he is obsessive and straight-laced, she is a free spirit and adventurous. As the pair try to have a relationship, Reuben works on becomming less uptight.
There are some ‘cringy’ bits in the movie involving bowel movements (yes, two separate bits involving bowel movements), but there are also some funny bits. Reuben’s best friend Sandy is disgusting, but supplies a lot of the funny bits. Alec Baldwin has a small part as does Bryan Brown and Hank Azaria. Some other cringy bits for us Ozzies is the Australian accents – totally overdone – do we sound like that? We definitely don’t!
There’s a few gender role reversals in this film that I quite like, which does make you like both main characters. Unfortunately there’s not too much to this film. But that’s okay for a light movie involving Jen and Ben.