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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lula Dingman
Lily Jackson ...
Nellie Vanderpark
Nathan Vanderpark
Angee Hughes ...
Woman at Play
Manny Kleinmuntz ...
3M Worker


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'envie  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,160,886, 2 May 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,181,484, 23 May 2004
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Debbie puts the can of Vapoorize on the counter, its cover changes between shots. See more »


Nick Vanderpark: How do I know where the shit goes?
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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 »


Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »


Written by Mark Mothersbaugh
Performed by Dan Navarro
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Slightly Good and Quietly Funny
7 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Saw it in May 04 when it first came out (yes in an empty theater) and thought it was quietly funny with a moral lesson. Not for everyone but if you like Stiler, Black or Walken, see the movie and judge for yourself. If you are a critic and you are looking for art, forget it. If you are looking for a rainy night rental movie that you can eat some cheap popcorn and diet coke to, then this is a movie you can enjoy. You don't have to think too hard to enjoy the comedy and the moral is easy to pick up on. It won't win any awards nor go down in cinema history as a gem but it's worth the price of the rent and don't forget to rewind. I give it 7 out of 10 Frogs.

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