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Duplex (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 26 September 2003 (USA)
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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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Mr. Dzerzhinsky (as Eugene Lazarev)
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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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Alex and Nancy finally found their dream home...And then they moved in. See more »

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

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Budget:

$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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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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The parrot Little Dickie is able to fly around the Duplex, but in close-up shots it is apparent that the bird's wings are clipped. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Kendricks: We're totally screwed, right?
Alex Rose: I would say screwed is apt.
Nancy Kendricks: Do you think that Jean would ever give you a second chance?
Alex Rose: No. It's over. Besides, how could I have time to rewrite my novel and still do my faithful servant duty to her as her little indentured servant person. Her little butt boy. I got a lot of duties honey. She might need me to go out and count grapes with her or go help her fix her heater or go take her to the laundry or I gotta go help her clean her banana skins and I gotta go help...
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Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »

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References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

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Speakeasy Blues
(1928)
Composed by Joseph F. Kuhn
Performed by Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra
Courtesy of Capital Records
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Very Funny Black Humor Comedy
25 December 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The writer Alex Rose (Ben Stiller) and his beloved wife Nancy Kendricks (Drew Barrymore), who works in an advertisement agency, want to buy a house and cannot afford an apartment in Manhattan, but they find a wonderful old duplex in Brooklyn for living. The house, which has three fireplaces, is a dream, the price is very reasonable and the only inconvenient is the existence of the old tenant Mrs. Connelly (Eileen Essel) on the second floor. Although aware that they can not move the old lady from her apartment, the young couple decides to buy the duplex. When they move to their new home, their lives become a hell, due to the nasty Mrs. Connelly. "Duplex" is a very funny black comedy, directed by Danny DeVito, who is a specialist in this genre. Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore show a great chemistry, but Eileen Essel "steals the show" in the role of a sweet & nasty old lady. There are two plot points in the end of the story that I liked a lot. "Duplex" is not a masterpiece, but make the viewer, who likes black humor, laughs a lot and is a good entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Duplex"


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