Duplex (Our House)
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Just how far would you go to have the home of your dreams all to yourself? A couple start asking themselves that very question in this dark comedy directed by Danny DeVito. Alex (Ben Stiller) and Nancy (Drew Barrymore) are a young couple who are happy and successful, but lack one thing that they truly want -- the perfect home in Manhattan. Alex and Nancy think they may have found just the place they've been looking for when they discover the bottom half of a beautiful old duplex has opened up. While the couple are delighted with their new flat, they discover it has one major disadvantage… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This numbing barrage of demolition humor scores only a modest laugh count."
‑ David Rooney, Variety
"One of the most unnerving slapstick extravaganzas I've ever seen."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Gets old fast, and the pay-off disappoints."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Danny DeVito is one of the most underrated directors of our time."
‑ Kevin Carr, Film Threat
"Barrymore wanders through scenes as if she has trouble remembering what day it is."
‑ Stella Papamichael, BBC
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"If you want to see Danny DeVito do good work, see him in Anything Else right now, the Woody Allen movie."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A crude, disgusting, irritating, mean-spirited and unfunny dark comedy..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Expecting Stiller to look stressed and Barrymore to look sweet isn't exactly demanding too much of your stars.,"
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"War of the Roses!Throw Momma From the Train! War of the Roses! Throw Momma From the Train!"
‑ Rafe Telsch, CinemaBlend.com
"Essell is brightly malevolent, and Stiller is perfect as the well-meaning homeowner."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"Duplex draws out the worst in us, making us laugh even when we know we shouldn't."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Despite confident direction and performances, it rarely lifts itself above the ordinary."
‑ , Film4
"Hard as it is to care about these homicidal homemakers, it is harder still to laugh at them."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"Offer[ed] as a grown-up variation of the kind of fart-and-vomit humor that's passed around at the cineplex every day. But why? It is what it is."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
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