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Along Came Polly Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

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    USA Today Mike Clark

    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).

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    In the not-so-grand scheme of such things, Along Came Polly is certainly harmless, and occasionally very funny. It's just not clever enough to keep you engaged.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Might be a lame, formulaic comedy, but it sets up entertaining sequences cleverly designed for the talents of three of its stars and has the good sense to get out of the way and let audiences enjoy their performances.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Has plenty of funny moments, but there's no chemistry between stars Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston. It's hard to accept that these two characters are, or even could be, in love. So, while the film is pleasant and sporadically entertaining, it can't be considered an unequivocal success.

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  • 67

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    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Along Came Polly is nothing if not a chick flick for guys.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Talented actors in dumb film with gross sex humor.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there are many, many "ewwwwwwwwwwww" moments, some strong language and very explicit sexual references and situations for a PG-13, including male nudity (full rear view), adultery, spanking as foreplay, and concerns about premature ejaculation.

  • Families can talk about how they assess risks and rewards and how different people are comfortable taking different kinds of chances.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Gross-out humor.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false5

    Sex: Very explicit sexual references and situations for a PG-13.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong languge used.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking.