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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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Storyline

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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Success didn't go to his head, it went to his neighbor. 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)  »

Also Known As:

L'envie  »

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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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The movie having been shot almost two years before it was released in theaters was in danger of being released straight to video due to poor audience response during test screenings. It was only due to School of Rock (2003)'s huge success that it finally got a theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

When Tim goes to Nick's house after J-man answers the phone, Tim knocks on Nick's door, and when their butler opens the door, the door and the frame wobble back and forth for 2 or 3 seconds. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Fernandez: [With hispanic accent] It becomes a lethal poison!
Tim Dingman: A little person...?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, viewers see a TV infomercial for Dingman and Vanderpark's new invention, Pocket Flan. See more »

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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Old Drunk Philosopher
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh
Performed by Dan Navarro
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Look out Ishtar, you've got competition!
18 November 2004 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is my first movie review on IMDb. I was forced to register after watching this movie. I cannot in good conscience allow this movie to be unreviewed by me. The people must be warned!

First of all, my rating is: 0 (as in "zero")

I love Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Rachel Weis, and Christopher Walken, and yet, I hated this movie. There is a plot, but who cares when there's no script. The dialogue is unreal and plain boring, the situations are contrived, the flow of events is slow and somewhat arbitrary, the characters are unsympathetic and uninteresting, and the story, although based on a good premise, is stupid. This movie is a piece of poo.

Never mind wasting MONEY on this movie, it's not even worth your TIME spent watching it. Please do not see it... I beg of you!


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