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
I saw this movie awhile back. I was in one of those test audience things that apparently didn't give a very good reaction to the movie. Its true the movie is pretty bad, especially for a cast including ben stiller, jack black, and christopher walken. This movie has its moments but a lot of it just seems to be Jack Black going into pointless monologues that go nowhere and really define the term meaningless dribble. Ben Stiller is given an unfunny role (the working stiff), and can't really do anything with it. Besides the maybe occasional chuckle at best, most of which moments came when Walken roamed the screen, this movie is a bore. Walken really emelishes in a crazy hobo role, and does what he does best. if I were you I would pass up on Envy, but then again if I saw that a movie with stiller, black, and walken was coming out I would go see it in a heartbeat.
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