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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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Storyline

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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tenant | duplex | television | writer | novel | See more »

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Moving In September 26th See more »

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$493,046 (France) (9 July 2004)

Gross:

$493,046 (France) (9 July 2004)
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Greg Mottola (director of Superbad (2007) and Adventureland (2009)) was once attached to direct this film, according to Peter Biskind's book "Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film." See more »

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After Alex fires Mrs. Connelly's harpoon the rope is stretched out. In the next shot the rope is wrapped up on the harpoon. See more »

Quotes

Alex Rose: [after coming home from asking Cooper for 25,000 dollars] He said we didn't need it but he gave me his book for my collection. He wrote it in three days. Wanna know how? Okay, here it is, " Her hair was the color of your pee after you take a multi vitamin". Stupid asshole and your Don Piper mysteries and your pregnant wife whose baby is gonna have a freakin' six pack cause his mother never eats!
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Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »

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References South Park: Starvin' Marvin (1997) See more »

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Sexual Healing
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Music by Elliot Brown and Marvin Gaye
Lyrics by David Ritz
Performed by Amir Efrat
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A pleasant surprise
10 December 2004 | by (Derbyshire, UK) – See all my reviews

Put this on last night not know anything about it and was pleasantly surprised. The plot was interesting and finished with a nice twist. Stiller and Barrymore worked well together and had a good chemistry, and it was a nice surprise to watch a comedy without too many attempts at silly slapstick.

There are very few laugh out loud moments, but I was smiling on a number of occasions. Definitely reminds me of War of the Roses, which is no bad thing, and the leads play it very well.

I liked the ending too, although I would have gone absolutely mental if I was them. Not what I was expecting at all. Anyone expecting the regular Ben Stiller comedy like Dodgeball will be disappointed but if you approach this with an open mind, you should be OK.

Overall, quite good and a well earned 7 out of ten from me.


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