Duplex [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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He & Drew Baryymore buy a house with a sitting tenant upstairs, a little old lady (who in 1 scene tells them how long she was married & how long ago her husband died, which leaves you adding the years up along with the on screen characters, which amussed me). Ben Stiller is a writter desperately trying to finish his novel on a dead line but with little daily chores & distractions from Mrs Connely upstairs! Soon both are driven mad by the constant noise etc, they go to extreme measures to try to vacate their upstairs tenant to build a nursery.
I found this funny at the start but about 3 quarters of the way through it just started getting silly, I beleive that my partner mentioned the phrase "Home Alone slap stick". If you're into the old falling down the stairs gag then this will be a good film to watch, but if you, like me are mainly after witty remarks & thoughtful side line jokes then maybe keep it on the side for a rainy day film.
Other than that it is very funny in places & if the write up interests you then it's worth a watch.
If you found Meet The Parents frustrating and painful rather than amusing then I'd recommend you avoid this darker film of a similar ilk. However, if you liked Stiller in that - or are a fan of comedy derived from people being driven to insanity by unfortunate circumstance and canny antagonists (think Home Alone, but with Joe Pesci as the protagonist) - then this is a thoroughly entertaining film.
During the course of the movie, the old woman continuously disturbs their sleep, destroys the writer's ability to finish his work, and generally disrupts the peace and tranquility they mistakenly thought they would attain with the purchase of the house.
What follows is a myriad of very entertaining, slapstick comedy and a murder plot. This movie is funny, but somehow just misses the mark. So much more could have been done with the plot and parts of the story just fall flat. Though this is an entertaining movie I recommend that you rent, don't buy. You'll watch it once and live happily without watching it ever again. It is most definitely not a keeper.
After buying the house, they move in, adding their own personal touches to the place. When the couple go upstairs to give their tenant a gift, they discover that she is surprisingly spry, running about, doing the river dance and taking part in a brass band. Will this women try her hardest to make Nancy and Alex's lives hell, and make them move out?
Could this at first hysterical situation, go as far as murder? You will have to rent or buy Our House and see!
Drew Barrymore has to be one of my all time favorite actresses. I think that she can do anything she wants to, and I believe that her talent can span from heart breaking emotional scenes to side splitting performances. In Our House (Duplex) Drew plays Nancy Kendricks, it is a performance that is very funny and interestingly layered, instead of just playing the character completely straight, she strives to add a lot of different dimensions and aspects to her role.Read more ›
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Bought this as I've seen the film a few times - very funny. It's called Duplex in the states though.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a great film, I do like Ben Stiller and this is really good, loads of laughs and a good price, you have to have this in your collection if you like a classic comedy.Published 12 months ago by P. Sweeting