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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.

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Steve Adams
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Tim Dingman
Jack Black ... Nick Vanderpark
Rachel Weisz ... Debbie Dingman
Amy Poehler ... Natalie Vanderpark
Christopher Walken ... J-Man
Ariel Gade ... Lula Dingman
Sam Lerner ... Michael Dingman
Lily Jackson ... Nellie Vanderpark
Connor Matheus ... Nathan Vanderpark
Hector Elias ... Eduardo
Angee Hughes Angee Hughes ... Woman at Play
Manny Kleinmuntz Manny Kleinmuntz ... Dimitriov
Blue Deckert ... Cal
John Gavigan John Gavigan ... Les
Terry Bozeman ... 3M Worker
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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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It's for the neighbor with everything. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

After Tim shoots the horse with the arrow, he then approaches the fallen horse and the arrow is sticking out of the horse's right side. However, the horse originally fell on its left side. See more »

Quotes

J-Man: If a pretzel is a quality pretzel, it doesn't need salt. It's just a fact.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

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
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I liked this movie!
7 May 2004 | by literati-1See all my reviews

I know the critics didn't like this movie, but I wonder why. I liked it a lot. This movie was funny on a lot of levels. The visuals of the mansion built under the power lines, the out of control merry-go-round, the vanishing poop, and the dead horse were hilarious. The dialog was funny. The performances were good -- all three actors played it "straight". Uncharacteristically, Jack Black played it dead-pan, making it even more funny. Even the music was funny. And like a good comedy, there was a moral gently told. There are so many formula comedies, it is hard to distinguish one from the other. This one definitely stands by itself. I recommend it to anyone who needs a good laugh and who don't take movies or themselves too seriously.


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Official Sites:

Dreamworks Pictures.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'envie See more »

Filming Locations:

Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,160,886, 2 May 2004

Gross USA:

$13,562,325

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,494,036
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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