the storyline is a bit dull and the whole idea is just annoyingly stupid!!
Really not worth much and its surprising compared to the cast !!
Barry Levinson directed this comedy in which success has a rather surprising effect on two old buddies. Nick Vanderpark (Jack Black) and Tim Dingman (Ben Stiller) are best friends and next-door neighbors who work together at a sandpaper factory. Nick and Tim often find themselves wishing for something more from life, and Nick has a habit of dreaming up harebrained get-rich-quick schemes that usually end in disaster. Tim is particularly appalled by Nick's latest idea, "Vapoorizer," a cleaning product which will make pet feces magically disappear, but to their shock, it turns out to be an incredible success, and before long Nick is wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. Tim, however, is still the same guy getting by in suburbia he's always been, and soon Tim finds himself bitterly resentful of his old friend. As Nick gets richer, Tim gets angrier, and he develops a drinking problem. One night, in a bar, Tim meets an eccentric drifter (Christopher Walken) who offers him some not-so-friendly advice on getting even with his old friend. Envy also stars Rachel Weisz and Amy Poehler as Tim and Nick's much-put-upon spouses.
I am a big fan of both Jack Black and Ben Stiller, and I rented this movie with high hopes which could possibly make this review biased.
The concept was decent but I felt that the whole movie fell drastically short of being a constantly humorous movie. Of course there were a few moments that could suffice as entertaining, all in all this movie felt like it had a total lack of substantialness.
This movie was funny from start to finish! I loved Christopher Walken's character in this movie. The plot is super silly,but I wouldnt have it any other way..
- the whole message about how important the true friendship is, and
- lots of good actors.
So yeah, just watch it if you don't have anything else to watch and you just want an average movie with good actors and a good message
Christopher Walken is unforgettable as the J-man. The cast is also graced by the lovely Rachel Weisz and Amy Poehler. "Envy" is simply a great comedy that deserves a closer look.