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
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 Tim is trying to do chest compressions on the horse after he shoots it, the entire torso rocks back and forth, an obvious dummy. See more »
If you don't like a dark comedy, don't even watch this movie!
Lots of people are bashing this movie just because it's takes a certain personality to understand and appreciate this type of humor.
Everything in the movie is slightly exaggerated enough to be funny. It was refreshing not to have to swim through dozens of fart jokes or gay jokes.
Jack Black was so over-dramatic (I think that's just the way he is- Lord bless 'im). Ben Stiller plays the bumbling pent-up family man. Both very good actors. And, I must say, Christopher Walken is so wonderfully weird, it was only natural for him to be in this movie. I would make this a purchase- I think it will be like Zoolander- a cult classic in certain circles.
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