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The only reason why Jennifer Aniston did 'Along Came Polly'

Jennifer Aniston has had her fair share of success in Hollywood, with various films credited to her name. One of the wealthiest and most influential actresses now, she has garnered a huge fan following in her role as Rachel Green on the popular 1990s sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S which continues to be a huge phenomenon even today. Aniston has also been a part of memorable films like Murder Mystery, Cake, Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers among others. 

One of her most popular films, the 2004 John Hamburg rom-com, Along Came Polly, saw Aniston alongside  Ben Stiller and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a hilarious rom-com. Aniston had even opened up about what prompted her to choose the role in the film. 

According to her, the only reason she chose the film was the idea of working with her friend, Stiller as well as the opportunity to dance salsa. 

In the film, Aniston plays the titular Polly who is reckless, unorganised, messy and spirited. She meets her schoolmate Reuben, played by Stiller when the latter is recovering from the aftershocks of his infidel wife. 

Although the duo begins dating, their opposite personalities and conflicting nature lead to various upheavals that include Reuben’s obsession with calculating risks and inability to make up his mind. 

Aniston got to dance with Stiller in a hilarious salsa scene, thus fulfilling her wishes. High on wacky humour and romance, the film is a feel-good watch that sees a brilliant camaraderie between Aniston and Stiller. 

Aniston will be seen alongside Adam Sandler in the upcoming Netflix film Murder Mystery 2

Watch Along Came Polly on Netflix US and UK now.