... and then came Polly
|German title||... and then came Polly|
|Original title||Along came Polly|
|Country of production||United States|
Danny DeVito ,
Michael Shamberg ,
William Kerr ,
Reuben Feffer works in an insurance company in New York and is responsible for risk analysis . In his private life, too, he always tries to analyze and avoid every risk. He marries Lisa Kramer, but she cheats on him on the first day of his honeymoon on Saint-Barthélemy with the diving instructor Claude. Thereupon Reuben breaks off the honeymoon and leaves the island alone, while his wife stays with Claude on the island.
At a vernissage , Reuben meets Polly Prince, who works as a waitress there and whom he knows from school. After a few meetings, she leads him to an “underground salsa club” and Reuben becomes jealous when Polly dances with her friend Javier, but this dissolves when he learns that Javier is gay. He later takes Polly on a boat trip with Leland, a client he is supposed to do the risk analysis for. She happened to find an analysis of the risk of a relationship with Polly and Lisa on his computer in comparison to what makes her angry. She wants to move away and books a plane ticket because she doesn't want to see Reuben anymore.
In the meantime, Lisa has separated from Claude and has also returned from the island. She wants to go back to Reuben, but he refuses the reconciliation. When Polly is on her way to the airport, she is stopped by Reuben. He's proving to her he's not as conservative and risk averse as she thinks by eating peanuts straight off the street. At the end, you see the reconciled Reuben and Polly on the same beach where Reuben and Lisa were on their honeymoon and Lisa met her future lover Claude. Claude offers them diving lessons again, as he did with Reuben and Lisa before, and Reuben refuses the offer this time. They spend their vacation together and Polly has recently become less averse to the idea of being married and having children.
|1.||Luv me, luv me||Shaggy|
|2.||Jammin '||Bob Marley|
|3.||Hey mum||the black Eyed Peas|
|5.||Soul Drive Sixth Avenue||Money mark|
|6th||Tiny Spark||Brendan Benson|
|7th||What's the buzz||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|8th.||Raks Araby||George Abdo|
|9.||Nbrik Dub||Aisha Kandisha's Jarring Effects & Bill Laswell|
|10.||Talaha L'Badro Alaina||Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians of Jajouka|
|11.||Everything's alright||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|12.||Feels so good||Money mark|
|13.||Sexy dance||Money mark|
|14th||Let's do it again||The Staple Singers|
|15th||Hey sexy lady||Shaggy|
|16.||Cello Sonata No. 2||Ludwig van Beethoven|
|19th||Loungin 'the blues||Four piece suit|
|20th||A gozar timbero||Tito Puente|
|21st||Don't you (forget about me)||Simple Minds|
|22nd||Mr E'S Beautiful Blues||The Eels|
|23.||Heaven on their minds||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|25th||Let my love open the door||Pete Townshend|
- The poster for the fictional film Crocodile Tears, in which the character Sandy Lyle became famous as a teenager, is based on the actual film poster for The Breakfast Club from 1985.
- Leland's jump from the skyscraper was performed by the AT&T building in Los Angeles.
The film is a co-production by Jersey Films and Loofah Productions . Universal Studios owns the distribution rights for all of the material , the subsidiary Universal Pictures co- owns the distribution rights for cinema screenings within the USA and United International Pictures holds the distribution rights for Argentina and Europe .
The production of the film ran under the working titles Untitled John Hamburg Project and Risk . Production costs were about $ 42 million and the film grossed about $ 88 million in US cinemas.
The film premiered in the USA on January 12, 2004, in Australia on January 22, and on January 29 in Portugal . In German-speaking countries, the film was shown on March 4, 2004 in Germany , and one day later in Austria . In Switzerland , the film was released in cinemas in the French-speaking region on March 10, and in the German-speaking region one day later. The film was released directly on DVD in Japan on September 29, 2004 .
Kenneth Turan complained in the Los Angeles Times on January 16, 2004 that the film should have been better (“ 'Along Came Polly' should be a better film than it is, it really should. ”). With Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston and screenwriter / director Hamburg there was enough talent available. He compared the film to the comedy Zoolander and praised the portrayal of Hank Azaria.
- Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston were nominated for the MTV Movie Awards 2004 in the category "Best Dance Sequence".
- Ben Stiller and the film were nominated for the 2004 Teen Choice Awards .
- Theodore Shapiro won the BMI Film Music Award in 2004 .
- Kathleen Chopin was nominated for the Artios Award of the Casting Society of America in 2004 for her work .
- The German Film and Media Evaluation FBW in Wiesbaden awarded the film the title valuable.
- In 2005 Ben Stiller was nominated for the negative award Golden Raspberry in the category "Worst Actor".
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