4.81 h 39 min2004X-RayPG-13
HD. Envy drives a stake between two buddies when one becomes filthy rich thanks to a nutty invention in this twisted comedy.
Barry Levinson
Ben StillerJack BlackRachel Weisz
English [CC]
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Amy PoehlerChristopher Walken
Barry LevinsonPaula Weinstein
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

946 global ratings

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kathleen mckeonReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
Read a book, any book, instead
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Slow and plodding, this is one to pass over.

Given the cast: Walken, Stiller, Black, Pohler, you expect some hilarity. This isn't really that movie. There were some comical moments - not "funny" but comical. It's a movie about poo! Yes, I'm over 10 and I still think that has the potential to be funny. It is also about the boom bust of inventions and market acceptance. There were a lot of ways this could go that would have beefed it up.

If you're looking for silly funny, this is not that movie. This is almost deep. But didn't go far enough to be deep nor stay light enough to be absurdly funny. It got itself stuck in no man's land. I had to pause the movie a few times to take a break from it. I endured this movie. It was an endurance event not an enjoyable experience.

The pace was on par with a lower budget film from the 80s. It's forgettable. Perhaps there was no direction from the Director. Or the Producer chopped it up? If that was the script as designed, I'd shy away from movies by that script writer. Perhaps the writer was hoping for more improv on set?

I'm sad to say, I recommend against spending any money on this. Even if it becomes a prime movie, consider how valuable your time is. If your time is worth more than $8/hr, get yourself better entertainment than this movie.
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KrugsReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I love Ben Stiller and Jack Black, they're a great combo. It's got a great cast and the story line is hilarious. Really hits you when you think about how we compare lives with others, just focus on what really matters and you'll be happy, great message. It came packaged well and everyone in our family loves this movie!
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Roughdraft214Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I saw this movie when it came out in theaters around 2004, and loved it. I told so many people about it; so few people I know had seen it (present day). I bought the DVD and I have 4, yes 4 persons waiting to borrow it. I show them some clips I can find on Youtube and they think its hilarious as well. Ben Stiller, Christopher Walken, Jack Black, Amy Poehler...this is a classic. I love the flan skit. "You don't know flan?" LOL. There are a lot of comedies out there that received poor reviews and are loved by few, and maybe that's the case with this film, but if you have not seen it, it's worth watching, it should make you laugh out loud, trust me. The only thing is its hard to find. I don't see it available for streaming, so I had to buy the DVD but I like introducing people to it, and when they watch it they fall in love with it too.
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MattReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
How could you not think the world needs more movies like these?
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It's got Jack Black - if you're a Jack Black fan, you're definitely going to like this movie. If you're not a Jack Black fan, I don't care what you think; you're a morally dubious person at best.

My God, the carousel conundrum; brilliantly delightful.
3 people found this helpful
Larissa1394Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
So funny!
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Hilarious movie! If you want a good laugh with memorable scenes and quotable lines and are tired of watching bland movies this movie is for you ! Only thing that bothered me was the language overall hilarious underrated movie .
KYWesReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Fun movie especially if your a fan of the actor involved
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This isn't a great movie but it has its moments. It is fun to watch a movie that was filmed early in the careers of Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz, and Amy Pohler. If you're a fan of Christopher Walken than you'll enjoy him in this movie. He has a memorable scene that takes place in a bar with Stiller. We got tired of how often the word s**t was used in the movie but otherwise it isn't offensive.
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ShelleyReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Hilarious. Cheesy but the story line is well written. It’s whimsical, corny and just plain funny.
If you love Jack Black when he’s silly funny you will love this movie.
Dr. AculaReviewed in the United States on November 10, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
It's alright.
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Not one of the best films out there. But if you love Jack Black, the plot is based around him creating a spray that makes poop disappear.
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