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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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Taglines:

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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Trivia

Writer Steve Adams is the Nephew of novelist Kurt Vonnegut. Bosco's line "Up your ass with Mobil gas" is taken from Vonnegut's book Breakfast of Champions. See more »

Goofs

When Tim and Nick are riding in the golf cart on the golf course, Nick is talking, but his mouth is not moving. 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 »

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Envy
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh
Performed by Dan Navarro
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I envy those people that don't see this movie.
18 April 2004 | by GreatGrahamBinoSee all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

Dreamworks Pictures.

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Envy 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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