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At Theaters: 4/30/2004 On Video: 9/28/2004
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 39 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 429958
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
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Tim and Nick are 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. Tim, who had poo-pooed 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.
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Comedy - It's a basic comedy that gets a little silly at times due to the nutty, over the top, character Jack Black plays. I don't believe most will find it to be too silly, especially those who are fans of Jack Black's style of humor.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ben Stiller STARSKY AND HUTCH, ALONG CAME POLLY, DUPLEX
Jack Black SCHOOL OF ROCK, ICE AGE, ORANGE COUNTY
Rachel Weisz RUNAWAY JURY, CONFIDENCE, ABOUT A BOY
Amy Poehler TV's - SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Christopher Walken MAN ON FIRE, THE RUNDOWN, GIGLI
Dir/Prod: Barry Levinson AN EVERLASTING PIECE, SPHERE
Producer: Paula Weinstein LIBERTY HEIGHTS
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 28 S-words, 2 GD's, several others.
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Some very mild accidental violence.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some minor drinking.
ACTION: None
COMEDY: A few good chuckles, but overall not a lot of humor for a comedy.
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Below Average

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Poor It's remarkably appropriate that "Envy" is about turds, because that's what the movie is. This movie has languished on its distributor's shelves for a long time. Now, having experienced this 99-minute endurance trial, it's not hard to understand Dreamworks' reluctance to release it.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average Because Stiller and Black are in the movie, it contains laughs, and because Christopher Walken is in the movie, it contains more laughs. So the movie is funny, yes, but not really funny enough.

USA Today Full Review
Average Envy is in the unenviable position of saddling two of Hollywood's most talented comic actors with a script that doesn't do them justice. Although there are a handful of laughs, we long for more, given that the movie boasts Jack Black and Ben Stiller.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 122 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
9
About 50/50
90%
13-19Teens (M)
23
High
91%
13-19Teens (F)
20
Fairly High
85%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
15
High
87%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
20
About 50/50
75%
30+Adults (M)
20
Fairly Low
70%
30+Adults (F)
15
Fairly Low
80%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 122 moviegoer opinions. Teens and twentysomething males are the ones who enjoyed "Envy" the most. There opinions are pretty high with very few low opinions. For these groups I can recommend seeing it.

Twentysomething females and adults, both male and female, didn't care much for "Envy." Less than half rated it as high as "Very Good," with very few "Fantastic" and "Excellent" opinions. Just as importantly, there were a significant number of low opinions of "Fair" and "Poor." This indicates an average to below average movie at best. For these groups I would say "Envy" is one to save for a rental.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Tim (Ben Stiller) and Nick (Jack Black) are 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. Tim, who had poo-pooed 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. The flames of jealousy are fanned by an oddball drifter named J-Man (Christopher Walken) who takes it upon himself to help fix Tim's situation, but only causes Tim's life to careen more wildly out of control…taking Nick's with it.
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