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PG-13| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
A writer named Alex (Ben Stiller) and his girlfriend, Nancy (Drew Barrymore), move into a spacious duplex in Brooklyn, N.Y. The elderly woman (Eileen Essell) who lives on the building's top floor seems a sweet enough neighbor at first. But pretty soon her constant demands and accidents ruin Alex and Nancy's attempts at having the perfect home. Once they discover that the woman cannot be evicted, they resort to more permanent measures to get rid of her.

Cast: Ben Stiller , Drew Barrymore , Eileen Essell , Harvey Fierstein , Justin Theroux , Robert Wisdom , Amber Valletta , James Remar

Director: Danny DeVito

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Miramax Films

Duplex (2003)

Release Date: September 26th, 2003|1 hr. 29 min.

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  • Stays funny despite rickety gags because Ben Stiller and 81-year-old Eileen Essel are old pros at playing it straight. show more

  • Duplex's tenant-from-hell scenario is as predictable as it is tedious -- a tinny, unsatisfying throwaway farce. show more

  • Stooping to low-rent laffs By ELIZABETH WEITZMAN SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore & Eileen Essel (on floor) DUPLEX. With Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore. Directed by Danny DeVito. Running time: 88 mins. Rated PG-13: Slapstick violence, gross-out humor. There are people who can look at a creaky, crumbling house and home right in on the solid framework and fabulous fireplace. In "Duplex," Ben Stiller is the fireplace. As for the structure, well, this rather rickety comedy boasts a solid base, though sadly, too much of it has been plastered over with moldy jokes and leaky plot devices. show more

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