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Envy (2004)

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

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Lula Dingman
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Nellie Vanderpark
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Nathan Vanderpark
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Eduardo
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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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Success didn't go to his head, it went to his neighbor. See more »

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Comedy

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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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L'envie  »

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$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 scenes featured in the film where Jack Black and Ben Stiller are in Rome were actually shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, due to the fact that the film was already over-budget and shooting in Italy would have been significantly more expensive. See more »

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When Tim pulls the arrow out of J-Man's back, it is obvious that the arrow has no pointed end. See more »

Quotes

Bosco: And when you see the J-Man, you tell him, "Bosco says we're even." And up your ass with Mobil Gas.
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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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Thank You Critics
14 May 2004 | by (Longmeadow, MA) – See all my reviews

Yes I feel I owe a great deal of gratitude towards film critics. If they hadn't trashed this film, the bar wouldn't have been set so low and I would have been much more disappointed.

Yet because of the brutal critic thrashing, I didn't expect citizen Kane and therefore found Envy a decent time-filler. It's silly and stupid, which is often the kind of comedy I can't get enough of.

Yes, Barry Levinson has slipped from his "Rain Man" days. But even William Shakespeare wasn't 100% successful all the time. This is a minor triumph for the Academy-Award-Winner.

And Christopher Walken: The Stepford Wives will be his 3rd movie this year. Which makes me wonder: why isn't he in more movies?


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