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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
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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 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,181,484, 23 May 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

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

Quotes

Debbie Dingman: [sighs while reading a magazine]
Tim Dingman: What?
Debbie Dingman: Nothing.
[momentary pause]
Debbie Dingman: Liposuction.
Tim Dingman: You mean... Where they suck the fat out?
Debbie Dingman: Mmm Hmm. There's a thing about it in here.
Tim Dingman: You're fine. You don't need to get fat sucked out.
Debbie Dingman: I don't know... If we had a little extra money...
Tim Dingman: We don't have extra money...
[...]
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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 »

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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Drunk Philosopher
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh
Performed by Dan Navarro
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Humorless
2 June 2005 | by yashicadSee all my reviews

I couldn't wait to put this movie in my DVD player when I rented it. Then after I started it, I couldn't wait to get it OUT of my DVD player. Actually I watched all of the movie. My wife and I kept waiting and waiting for something funny to happen, but nothing funny ever does. The box read like the it would be really funny. The premise of the movie sound good. Ben Stiller is funny. Jack Black is funny. How could this movie miss? Well....it does miss! This is the unfunniest "comedy" I have ever watched. Nobody I have talked with thought it was even slightly funny. It is just a really lame movie. Trust me. Avoide it....AVOIDE IT!!


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