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It was funnier when it was called Throw Momma From the Train.
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This numbing barrage of demolition humor scores only a modest laugh count.
The material is capably handled by director DeVito and lifted by Stiller, a dab hand at physical comedy who also exhibits some onscreen chemistry with Barrymore.
Essell is brightly malevolent, and Stiller is perfect as the well-meaning homeowner.
One of the most unnerving slapstick extravaganzas I've ever seen.
If you want to see Danny DeVito do good work, see him in Anything Else right now, the Woody Allen movie.
Duplex draws out the worst in us, making us laugh even when we know we shouldn't.
Not even great talent can fix the holes in Duplex - soon to be vacant at a theater near you.
It becomes more and more clear that Duplex marks filmmaker Danny DeVito's attempt at replicating the success of Throw Momma From The Train...
Gets old fast, and the pay-off disappoints.
A crude, disgusting, irritating, mean-spirited and unfunny dark comedy...
Despite confident direction and performances, it rarely lifts itself above the ordinary.
Danny DeVito is one of the most underrated directors of our time.
It is Eileen Essell who makes it a real pleasure to watch this mildly entertaining comedy that, despite its share of funny moments here and there and a good twist in the end, has not much else to offer in terms of narrative and gets less and less funny after halfway through.
"Alex and Nancy finally found their dream home... And then they moved in."
Duplex is a film that baffles me, much like another Danny Devito dark comedy, Death to Smoochy. He has a way with dark humor and I loved it in War of the Roses. In Duplex, it doesn't quite work all that well though. I love the premise, but it was just missing something. The old lady is a really good character, but I don't think she's used as well as she could have been. This could have been amazing.
Alex and Nancy are a happily married couple. Alex is a writer, who is currently working on his second novel. Nancy is a journalist. They find their dream home, which happens to be a Duplex. One problem though, there's an old woman living on the second floor. Alex and Nancy think she's going to die soon, so they grab the place, believing she is a sweet old woman. A lot of back and forth goes on and it turns into just another escalating bullshit driven comedy, which is sad, because I enjoyed a lot of the details put into the story, just not the character interactions.
All in all, Duplex is nothing more than an average comedy. Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore play pretty much their same film personas. I happen to like them both, but for people who aren't fans of theirs, this is definitely not one to watch. It wasn't a complete waste of time for me. It had spells that were really entertaining and hilarious, but they were too few and far between.
I really liked the old lady. She's funny and very naughty as well. Nice movie.
Danny DeVito with is funny black humor, don't saves Duplex, from be a rotten film. The mix of Throw Momma From the Train and Ruthless People really not made this picture funny. Rotten.
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