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Duplex (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 26 September 2003 (USA)
A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. All they have to do is bump off the current tenant, a cute little old lady.

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Alex Rose and Nancy Kendricks are a young couple who believe they have found their perfect home to start a family in. There is just one problem. An elderly tenant is staying upstairs and won't move out. Alex and Nancy desperately try everything to convince her to leave, but she refuses to move. Soon, their dream home becomes their home of nightmares. Written by FilmFanUK

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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26 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Der Appartement-Schreck  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,617,128 (USA) (26 September 2003)

Gross:

$9,652,000 (USA) (12 December 2003)
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This is another movie where Ben Stiller plays a character called 'Alex', his other movie was Madagascar where he plays the lion 'Alex'. See more »

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When Mrs. Connelly feeds Alex a Bugle chip, she dips it in onion dip, but in the shot of her hand putting it into his mouth (and in the close-up shots of Alex) it is no longer covered in dip. See more »

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Alex Rose: I'm not gonna pay for unauthorized repairs.
Mr. Dzerzhinsky: I did the work, my friend. I can rip the pipes out of the wall.
[speaks Russian]
Alex Rose: What?
Mr. Dzerzhinsky: [repeats himself]
Alex Rose: I don't know. I don't know what you're saying.
Mr. Dzerzhinsky: Do it! Do it!
Alex Rose: You do it! You do it!
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Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »

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References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

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Listen Here
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Written and Performed by Eddie Harris
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Nice Little Comedy
4 September 2004 | by (Redcar, England) – See all my reviews

i think that this is an entertaining and very funny comedy from Danny DeVito, Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore are well cast, but the real star of the film is Eileen Essel as the old lady.

Stiller and Barrymore are a married couple who buy a duplex in Brooklyn, they then find out that there is an old tenant who lives upstairs, she then starts to cause havoc on their personal lives by playing the TV all night and getting Stiller to do her chores all day, instead of letting him write his new book. Then it gets too much for them and they decide it is time to kill her.

There are some very funny slapstick comedy moments in this film, especially the scene where Stiller and Barrymore are giving the old lady C.P.R,

There is also a nice twist at the end of the film.

Danny De Vito decides to narrate the beginning and end of the story, Overall a nice little comedy with some very good comic performances by the main cast, some very funny jokes and a good script, 8/10


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