I've seen characters a lot more neurotic and a lot more annoying (the two don't always go hand-in-hand.) Ben Stiller isn't one of them, giving a convincing and enjoyable performance as an insurance risk assessment expert who definitely brings his work home with him, evaluating every tiny decision and weighing every option's risks against its rewards. He separates from his newlywed wife, played by Debra Messing, after catching her cheating on him with a French scuba instructor, played by Hank Azaria, on their honeymoon. A while later, he meets an old friend from school, Polly Prince, played by Jennifer Aniston, and the two begin to date despite her more outgoing and "risky" lifestyle (i.e. salsa dancing.) This is one of those films where you can just kick back and watch what comes pretty darn close to everyday people just trying to get through life. That is a very good kind of film to have around. Ben Stiller definitely wasn't bad, though my favorite was Philip Seymour Hoffman, who is just an actor who will remain legendary for a long time to come. RIP, Mr. Hoffman. Jennifer Aniston was also good, but I think the filmmakers were sometimes trying too hard to make her character as opposite from Ben Stiller as possible...don't force it. When that's not forced, the two work very well together. Overall, a good movie to kick back, relax, and watch...maybe with a companion of your own. Enjoy.