The Ben Stiller romantic comedy is by now a genre unto itself—one premised on pain, humiliation, and the star's endearing masochism. Unsurprisingly, Along Came Polly imagines courtship as a hazardous steeplechase. Before landing Jennifer Aniston's carefree party girl, our hero must first endure an emasculating abandonment, many gastrointestinally traumatic spicy meals, and (in a dutiful nod to There's Something About Mary's legendary mortifications) a devastating bathroom episode. This one involves a blind ferret, a fancy Scandinavian loofah, and a severe flare-up of irritable bowel syndrome—for better or worse, the film doesn't quite explore all... More >>>