Audiences have seen Jennifer Aniston, one of cinema's most adored sweethearts, run the gamut of romantic comedy roles—her most recent The Switch with Jason Bateman. Over the years, she's been matched with some top-notch leading men with chemistry to spare, as well as others with… not so much. Check out her worst and best movie hook ups – from the pairings that made us swoon to the ones that made us cringe – starting with the worst…
Worst: The Good Girl
John C. Reilly stars as Jen's dimwitted husband and Jake Gyllenhaal is the 10-years-her-junior cash register she starts an affair with to escape her mundane life. First off, it's a bit of a stretch that she's married to Reilly. Second, any chemistry she had with Gyllenhaal didn't really stick, as she contemplates poisoning him when he becomes too unhinged for her. Third, while there are two different endings on the DVD, one where she chooses Reilly and the other where she chooses Jake, a third ending where she ditches both might've been best!
Worst: Along Came Polly
Ben Stiller's risk-assessing character and Jen's free-spirited Polly are as compatible as spicy foods and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Opposites attract, but, like all the other caricatures made out of fine actors in the film, this Ben and Jen remain unconvincing.
Worst: Rumor Has It
Kevin Costner's character was rumored to hook up with the women who play Jen's grandmother and mother, and finally Jen. But the truth his, Costner had zero chemistry with all of them. Forced and unfunny, Jen's pairing here falls flat and the story flops in comparison to The Graduate – the film it was rumored to inspire.
A hot girl ends up dating her stalker in this one, and we're not exactly sure why anyone thought Steve Zahn and Aniston would procure enough spark to make that sound even remotely OK. Yes, they were spontaneous, but still as awkward as the butt touches.
Worst: Picture Perfect
Kevin Bacon's character only sleeps with married or committed women, and Jen's character is illogically enamored with him. Even more worrisome is Jay Mohr's character, who falls head over heals in love with Jen, but she's really only using him to appear more "stable" so she can get promoted at work. Not even charm can cover these flawed mismatches. And now, on to the best…
Best: He's Just Not That Into You
Jen and Ben (in a warm fuzzy role that put him back in the green zone with rom-com fans) are one of many couples who go through commitment turbulence, and they play it so well, we don't doubt their pairing for a second. She's a great gal devoted to her family, and he's adoringly faithful to her—with or without a ring, so when they split, moviegoers hoped they'd come to their senses. Fortunately, theirs is a story with a happy ending.
Best: The Object of My Affection
Nevermind that Rudd's character is gay -- the best friend connection between him and Jen is so strong, we can't ignore their chemistry. And neither can Jen, who happens to be pregnant with her overbearing boyfriend's baby. Even with a bunch of complications that sexual orientation present, we can't help but wish that the two would find true love and friendship—and they do, in a most bittersweet way.
Best: Marley & Me
Owen Wilson, in a more serious role than most are used to, shows his spark with Aniston and a pawed pal, setting a record for the largest Christmas Day box office ever in 2008. The couple and their canine proved to be a real crowd-pleaser, and their everyday relationship struck an emotional chord that warmed nearly every heart aside from a cat's.
Best: The Break-Up
Vince Vaughn and Aniston spend almost the entire movie hating each others guts, fighting over their condo and one-upping each other in laugh-inducing ways. And they do it so naturally that anyone who's ever been through a break-up can relate and still root for them to end up together.
Best: Office Space
Mike Judge's cult classic stars Ron Livingston and Aniston, who share a similar loathing for their respective jobs. While Ron is bored and bullied at his office job as a programmer, Aniston becomes fed up with her "lack of flair" as a waitress. The two are pitch perfect together, both comically defying their management for an entertaining satire on the daily grind.
Which Jennifer Aniston movie hook ups do you like? Or hate? Leave a comment below and let us know!