Fourth time: realized it isn't bad, really, just not enjoyable.
A couple moves into the bottom floor of a duplex owned by an elderly Irish lady. She seems kind but the couple soon become more and more tired of her annoying behavior and constant chores to do for her to the point where they plan to kill her, yet thwarted each time.
Duplex is a pretty simple comedy that reminds me of a classic style of comedy filmmaking. DeVito has hits and misses - most find this to be a miss but I really enjoyed Duplex. Even though it borrows heavily from another film with DeVito, the storytelling is rich with intrigue and never is really boring, although it does have a dark atmosphere that grows darker and moodier as the film goes on. Duplex's only issue is that it is quickly forgettable, albeit its (sort of) all star cast and its intriguing plot that only lasts intriguing until the end. Duplex is fun, but don't expect it to be a groundbreaking comedy: it's more of a rainy day comedy that entertains you and kills time.
What's up with Ben Stiller doing movies where someone eventually pukes all over him. This, Meet the Parents, and Little Fockers falls in that cantogory of gross movies.
They complain and complain and complain when all they need to do is just ignore her. Like, seriously. Just stop helping her out! This becomes one of those obnoxious movies where things get worse and worse and worse and it's not funny. It's just annoying.
If you agree with these comments then don't watch this movie.