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Envy (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  30 April 2004 (USA)
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A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.

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3M Worker
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Ben Stiller and Jack Black star as Tim and Nick, best friends, neighbors and co-workers, whose equal footing is suddenly tripped up when one of Nick's harebrained get-rich-quick schemes actually succeeds: Vapoorizer, a spray that literally makes dog poop, or any other kind for that matter, evaporate into thin air -- to where exactly is anyone's guess. Tim, who had scoffed at Nick's idea and passed on an opportunity to get in on the deal, can only watch as Nick's fortune -- and Tim's own envy -- grow to equally outrageous proportions. When the flames of jealousy are fanned by an oddball drifter (Walken) who imposes himself into the situation, Tim's life careens wildly out of control ... taking Nick's with it. Written by Anonymous

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It's for the neighbor with everything. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual/crude humor | See all certifications »

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30 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,160,886 (USA) (30 April 2004)

Gross:

$12,181,484 (USA) (21 May 2004)
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Performed so poorly in US theaters, that it was released straight-to-video in Europe. See more »

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When Debbie throws the light bulb in the trash can, there is a roll of paper towels on the counter behind her. When Debbie takes the can of Vapoorize out of the trash can, the roll of paper towels is gone from the counter and is instead in the garbage. See more »

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[as they approach the "lake" by the "cabin"]
Debbie Dingman: Under no circumstances is that a lake.
Tim Dingman: Maybe there's a tide?
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During the end credits, viewers see a TV infomercial for Dingman and Vanderpark's new invention, Pocket Flan. See more »

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I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
(Piangono Gli Uomini)
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.)
Performed by The Four Tops
Courtesy of Motown Records
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Just as bad as you've heard ........
6 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Start with the script. I have seen cartoons with more depth than "Envy". Anytime characters keep repeating what you have already seen, and was not funny the first time, a movie is in deep trouble, which "Envy" certainly is. A movie that relies on one joke had better have somewhere to go with it. Here we have a film that goes absolutely nowhere. Christopher Walken especially would like to forget this bomb, because his character is so weak. Ben Stiller has been in some pretty good black comedies, "Flirting With Disaster", and "Duplex", immediately come to mind. Be certain that "Envy" is not a black comedy. There are no double meanings, just total nonsense. "Envy" deserves it's low rating, because like it's subject matter, it stinks. - MERK


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