In this romantic comedy a very cautious man gets married to a woman. On their honeymoon he discovers that she cheated on him. He heads back home, heartbroken. Soon he meets Polly, a girl he went to middle school with. They soon start to date, but the only problem is that she is adventurous and he is very cautious.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer
Stiller is Reuben Feffer, a risk assessment analyst for a large insurance company in New York City. His overplanned life is right on track, until he catches a scuba instructor exploring the deep dark depths of his wife on the first day of their honeymoon. To get his life moving forward again Reuben asks out Polly (Jennifer Aniston) whom he went to high school with and meets by chance at an art show. Polly is the opposite of Reuben, she salsa dances, eats spicy food, and (GASP!) even eats out of the peanut bowl at a bar; whereas Reuben suffers from irritable bowel syndrome and won't walk on the subway grates in a sidewalk. The extreme differences between the two are what set-up some great comedic moments.
Stiller has a talent for portraying the awkward everyman. He is hilarious because with one antagonized look he can relay the pain, anguish and frustration that he is experiencing. His movies (Something About Mary, Meet the Parents) involve situations that we all hate, but manage somehow to get caught up in, and takes them three steps further than they ever should go. It is in those three steps that the true comedy is found.
Aniston is sexy here, as usual, and gets the chance to flex her comic muscles a little more than she did in Bruce Almighty. Half the fun of Stiller's performance is watching Aniston's reactions to his lousy situations. Hank Azaria pulls off a pitch perfect French accent as the muscle-bound scuba instructor.
The review of this Movie prepared by Christopher Bryan